Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu

Senior Lecturer and Psychiatric Epidemiologist, Makerere University

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.

Experience

  • 2013–2016
    Senior lecturer and Psychiatric Epidemiologist , Makerere University

Education

  • 2012 
    Johns Hopkins University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Makerere University, MMED(Psych)
  • 1999 
    Makerere University, MBChB

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Transition to Scale (Phase II): Social, Emotional and Economic empowerment through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy content (SEEK-GSP) project
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Grand Challenges Canada Grant Number 0770-05
  • 2015
    The effects of group support psychotherapy delivered by lay health workers on depression among persons living with HIV in rural northern Uganda
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    MQ: Transforming Mental Health, Grant code:MQ15FIP100024 Nakimuli-Mpungu
  • 2012
    Rising Stars in Global Health: Developing and testing a culturally sensitive group support psychotherapy model to treat depression in HIV positive individuals
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Grand Challenges Canada Grant Number 0124-01