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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Dr. Olive Kobusingye, M.Med(Surg), MSc., MPH

Dr. Olive Kobusingye, M.Med(Surg), MSc., MPH

Dr. Kobusingye is an Accident & Emergency surgeon and injury epidemiologist. She heads the MakSPH Trauma, Injury, & Disability Unit. Between 2012 and 2017, working with colleagues at Johns Hopkins’ International Injury Research Unit, she spearheaded the introduction of injury research and teaching at Makerere University School of Public Health, and directs two injury courses within the MPH curriculum.

Olive is a Distinguished Fellow of the George Institute for Global Health.  In 2016, she was appointed Board Chair of the Road Traffic Injury Research Network, an international agency working to improve road safety through research globally. Before joining MakSPH she was a Regional Advisor on violence and injury prevention and control at the World Health Organization’s African Regional Office.

Olive has published extensively on road safety, injury surveillance, trauma registries, and emergency trauma care in low- and middle-income countries. She was a co-Editor of Injury Prevention and Environmental Health 3rd edition (Mock CN, Nugent R, Kobusingye O, Smith KR, editors. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health. 3rd edition. Washington (DC): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2017).

 Areas of Expertise and or interest: Injuries (Injury surveillance, road traffic injuries, drowning, childhood injuries, injury severity measurement, emergency trauma care)

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