Former Head of the school of Public Health, Makerere University

Dr. Serwadda, infectious disease epidemiologist, is Professor and the Director of the Institute of Public Health at Makerere University in Kampala. He received his MMed from Makerere University and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Serwadda was among the first researchers to report on the presence of AIDS/HIV in Uganda (Lancet, 1984) and has worked continuously on HIV-related research and prevention since the mid-1980s. He has been a senior investigator on the Rakai Program since its inception in 1988, and is the Ugandan principal investigator on the ongoing NIH-funded "Trial of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention". He has been instrumental in the scientific design and management of the project and has provided critical liaison between the project, the local community, Ugandan political and policy decision makers, the Ugandan Ministry of Health, and international agencies including UNAIDS, the WHO, and the World Bank.


  • –present
    Former Head of the school of Public Health , Makerere University