Dr Achilles Katamba is the Evaluation and Learning Officer of the Training Health Research into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE-2), a DELTAS Africa funded grant aimed at enhancing the transformation of East African Universities into World Class Research hubs. He is also responsible for providing administrative support critical to the implementation of the National Institutes of Health Fogarty Internal Center grant supporting the Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program (www.part-uganda.org) which seeks to mentor Ugandan physicians, scientists, and other investigators to improve research skills in translational research in this area.
Practical skills in health services research. Dr Katamba is interested in Implementation science in particular TB case finding and diagnostics. He is also interested in accountability of resources invested in research (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Dr Katamba MB.ChB, DCH, MS, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine at Makerere University, Uganda. He formally trained in Medicine, community Health (DCH) and later received a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a concentration in Health Services Research (HSR) at Case Western Reserve University. He has extensive training and practical experience in the conduct of health services research. He currently oversees graduate dissertations, and teaches graduate students in didactic lectures in HSR, epidemiology, and cost-effectiveness analysis. He mentors both Ugandan and oversees trainees and he supervises the research of Master’s and doctoral (PhD) students both in Uganda and abroad.
Dr Katamba is the Ugandan head of the Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium; a collaboration between clinical scientists at Makerere University, public health officials at the Uganda Ministry of Health and the Uganda National TB and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) in Uganda on one hand and scientists from the University of California San Francisco, Yale University, and Johns Hopkins University in the USA and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK on the other hand. The Consortium focuses on improving TB diagnosis and care by undertaking high quality clinical, epidemiological and implementation science research that seeks to identify barriers to TB evaluation, to develop interventions to address the barriers, and to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the interventions at different health centers in Uganda.