Prof Pauline Byakika-Kibwika is a Physician and Epidemiologist, an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). She is a result-oriented, well-rounded leader with over twenty years’ experience in clinical care, research, occupational and travel medicine, capacity building, project development and management.
Pauline holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from Makerere University and a Doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
She is an infectious diseases specialist and accomplished researcher with over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. Pauline is the Director of Research and heads the Scientific Review Committee at the Department of Medicine. She is a member of the Accreditation Committee for Research Ethics Committees in Uganda, fellow of Uganda Academy of Sciences, and Consultant for Ministry of Health and partners for Malaria and HIV/AIDS Control.
Pauline is the Company Medical Advisor to the Oil and Gas Industry in Uganda, specifically; Tullow Oil Uganda Pty and TOTAL Exploration and Production, where she established the occupational health and travel medicine service, drafted travel health guidelines and procedures and provides pre and post-travel consultative services, travel kits, immunizations, screening and treatment for occupational and travel related illness.
At regional level, Pauline is a Commissioner on the East African Health Research Commission, where she contributes to decision making on health matters, research and evidence for knowledge generation, translation, policy formulations and practice.