Juliet N. Sekandi

Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Global Health Institute
Assistant Professor
Certificate Program Coordinator at Global Health Institute

Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Global Health Institute

  • Education

    DrPH, 2013

    MS, 2006

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ,1996

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: infectious diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS, mobile health, active case finding, patient satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, maternal health, reproductive health

    Teaching: global health, health services research methods, epidemiology

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    1991-1996: Uganda Government Scholarship for Medical School in Uganda

    2004-2006: NIH Fogarty Scholarship for Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University

    07-08 2007: Leadership Training Award at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

    2010-2013: NIH Fogarty Scholarship for Doctoral Studies at the University of Georgia

    06 2016: NIH Fogarty Scholarship Award for Mobile Health Research Training Institute

  • Affiliations

    Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health

    Uganda Medical Doctors Association

    Uganda Women Medical Doctors Association

    International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (IUATLD) & Member of TB and Immigration working group

    International AIDS Society

    Society for Medical Decision Making

    Uganda Society for Health Scientists

  • Course Instruction

    GLOB3100 and GLOB3100E- Introduction to Global Health

    GLOB3200- Food, Health and Culture

    EPID 010- Introduction to Epidemiology

    Dr. Sekandi teaches introduction to global health for undergraduates and has also taught introduction to Epidemiology for graduate students. She has expertise in designing and teaching online courses.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Sekandi has been involved in health research for the past 10 years mainly focusing on active case finding of undiagnosed tuberculosis and HIV-infected persons in urban communities in Kampala, Uganda. The goal of this work is to reduce delays in diagnosis and interrupt transmission of infections. Dr. Sekandi’s current research interests have expanded to the field of mobile health (mHealth) which involves the use of mobile technology as tools to solve global public health problems.

  • Selected Publications

    J. N. Sekandi, D. Neuhauser, K. Smyth, C.C Whalen. Active Case Finding of Undiagnosed Tuberculosis among chronic coughers in a slum setting community in Kampala, Uganda. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis , 2009, 13(4):508-513

    Nabbuye-Sekandi J, Okot-Chono R, Rusen ID, Dlodlo RA, Katamba A, Tumwesigye NM, Fujiwara PI. Factors Associated with HIV testing among TB patients receiving treatment at health facilities in Uganda. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Jul; 14(7):896-902.

    J. Nabbuye-Sekandi, F. Makumbi, A. Kasangaki, I.B Kizza, J. Tugumisirize, E. Nshimye, S. Mbabali, F. Makumbi, D. Peters. Patient Satisfaction with outpatient care at Mulago Hospital, Uganda. International Journal for quality in health care. July 2011; 23(5): 516-532

    Sekandi JN, Sempeera H, List J, Mugerwa MA, Asiimwe S, Yin X, Whalen,CC. High Acceptability of Home-based HIV Counseling and Testing in an Urban Community Setting in Uganda. BMC Public Health 2011, 11: 730

    Sawsan Elbireer , David Guwatudde, Peter Mudiope, Juliet Nabbuye-Sekandi, Yukari C. Manabe. Tuberculosis treatment default among HIV-TB co- infected patients in urban Uganda. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Aug; 16(8): 981-987

    6.Juliet Nabbuye Sekandi, Hassard Sempeera, Justin List, Christopher Whalen. Missed opportunity for tuberculosis case detection in household contacts in a high burden setting. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2012 May;12:8

    Juliet N. Sekandi, Justin List, Henry Luzze, Xiaoping Yin, Kevin Dobbin, Phaedra S. Corso, James Oloya, Alphonse Okwera, Christopher C. Whalen. The Yield of Undetected Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus from Active Case Finding in Urban Uganda Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Jan; 18(1):13-19

    Juliet N. Sekandi, Sarah Zalwango, Robert Kakaire, Andreas Handel, Leonardo Martinez, Allan K Nkwata, Amara E Ezeamama, Noah Kiwanuka, Christopher C Whalen. Four Degrees of Separation: Social Contacts and Health Providers Influence the Steps to Final Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis Patients in Urban Uganda, 2015 Aug 21; BMC Infect. Dis 15:36

    Juliet N. Sekandi, Kevin Dobbin, James Oloya, Alphonse Okwera, Christopher C. Whalen, Phaedra S. Corso. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Community Active Case Finding and Household Contact Investigation for Tuberculosis Case Detection in Urban Africa PLoS ONE, 2015; 10(2)

    Florence N. Kizza, Justin List, Allan K. Nkwata, Alphonse Okwera, Amara E. Ezeamama, Christopher C. Whalen, Juliet N. Sekandi. Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Associated Risk Factors in an Urban African Setting. BMC Infectious Disease 2015 15:165

    Amara E Ezeamama, Ezekiel Mupere, James Oloya, Leonardo Martinez, Robert Kakaire, Xiaoping Yin, Juliet N Sekandi, Christopher C Whalen. Age, Sex & Nutritional Status Modify CD4+T-Cell Recovery Rate in HIV/Tuberculosis Co-infected Patients on cART. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2015 Jun;35:73-9

    Mendel OG, King SK and Sekandi JN. Vaccination Coverage and Sustaining Control of Measles in Africa: A Global Health Perspective. SM Vaccine Vaccin. 2015;1(2):1007

    Henry Nsubuga, Juliet N Sekandi, Hassard Sempeera, Fredrick E Makumbi. Contraceptive Use, Knowledge, Attitude, Perceptions and Sexual Behavior among Female University Students in Uganda: A Cross-sectional Survey, BMC Women’s Health 2016 16 (6)

    Martinez L, Sekandi JN, Castellanos ME, Zalwango, S, Whalen CC. Infectiousness of HIV Seropositive Tuberculosis Patients in a High-burden African Setting. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. May 2016