Lynn Atuyambe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Community Health and Behavioral Science
College of Health Sciences
atuyambe@musph.ac.ug

Dr. Lynn Atuyambe has a Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences (International Health) from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He is an Associate Professor at the Makerere University School of Public Health with close to 20 years of research experience. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He supervises post graduate students (MPH, HSR, MPHN, OBS/GYNAE) at the College of Health Sciences. He is the coordinator for the course Advanced Qualitative Research Methods for Health Sciences. Dr. Atuyambe is the managing facilitator for an international course entitled Public Health in Complex Emergencies run annually by the School of Public Health together with International rescue Committee, World Education Inc. USA. Besides, he has participated in both qualitative and quantitative research projects in various capacities over the years. He is a trainer in Qualitative research methods, data collection techniques and analysis. His recent publications take a qualitative approach. He is very experienced in surveys in Uganda and the region. He has collaborated on research in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Cameroune. He has also served on evaluation teams for reproductive health programs as principle and co-investigator. The recent survey was a Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of Air Pollution, Occupational Safety and Health, and Climate Change.

Amongst baseline surveys conducted, topics have ranged from HIV/AIDS needs assessments for the community as well as persons living with AIDS (PLWAs) to HIV/AIDS evaluation programs. He has extensively worked in the domain of STI, Sexual maturation and health, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health. In HIV/AIDS specific topics have been on Adolescent reproductive health, child sexual abuse, STIs in the army in relation to migration and troop movements, Access to and patient selection for enhanced ART, AIDS District Assessment. Dr. Atuyambe’s recent publications have focused on adolescent reproductive health, Coping theories among pregnant adolescents, HIV/AIDS, ART access and fairness, Stigma and discrimination and HIV disclosure outcomes. Dr. Atuyambe has over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals.