Dr. Simon Kasasa is a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Makerere University School of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences. He holds a PhD (Epidemiology) from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, a masters of science (EPI/BIO) from Case Western Reserve Univeristy and a bachelors in Statistics from Makerere University.
His PhD work focused on Bayesian modeling and mapping the relationship between mortality and malaria transmission intensity using community data from two Health and Demographic Surveillance sites (HDSS) in West and Southern Africa. Â Â Dr. Kasasa is involved in the teaching and research activities at the school and the entire College. His teaching areas include; research methods, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and M&E. As a research scientist, Dr. Kasasa has been involved in a number of research activities in areas of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, pneumonia, TB and other areas.Â
He is currently working as an Epidemiologist on the on-going national TB prevalence survey. He is also part of the team finalizing mapping HIV high risk places in Uganda (PLACE Team). As a Senior lecturer and the Field Coordinator for the Masters of Public Health (Distance Education) program, Dr. Kasasa is contributing directly to the increasing pool of public health professionals in the country and beyond. He is a member of the higher degrees, Research and Ethics Committee (HDREC) at the School of Public Health and a board member of the Makerere University Lung Institute.