Dr. Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu is senior lecturer and psychiatric epidemiologist at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Kampala, Uganda.
Dr. Nakimuli-Mpungu completed her Master of Medicine in Psychiatry at MakCHS in 2006. In 2012, she attained a doctoral degree in psychiatric epidemiology from John’s Hopkins University, USA. This year, she was recognized for her work in using group support psychotherapy to treat depression in persons living with HIV and awarded the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World in Biological Sciences: Agriculture, Biology, Medicine. Previously, she has won the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award for her Doctoral studies (2007) and the International ASTRAZENECA/APIRE Young Minds in Psychiatry Award (2005) for demonstrating exceptional promise in mental health research.
Senior lecturer and Psychiatric Epidemiologist , Makerere University
Johns Hopkins University, PhD
Makerere University, MMED(Psych)
Makerere University, MBChB
Grants and Contracts
Transition to Scale (Phase II): Social, Emotional and Economic empowerment through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy content (SEEK-GSP) project
Grand Challenges Canada Grant Number 0770-05
The effects of group support psychotherapy delivered by lay health workers on depression among persons living with HIV in rural northern Uganda
MQ: Transforming Mental Health, Grant code:MQ15FIP100024 Nakimuli-Mpungu
Rising Stars in Global Health: Developing and testing a culturally sensitive group support psychotherapy model to treat depression in HIV positive individuals