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Makerere researcher Semeere appointed principle investigator at international consortium

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Dr Semeere is a Ugandan trained Physician and Researcher. He obtained his qualification in Internal Medicine from Makerere University, and Epidemiology with Implementation science training from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr Aggrey Semeere a physician and researcher with Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) of Makerere University has been appointed as a Principle Investigator at the East African International Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA-EA).

Dr. Semeere’s research interests revolve around the epidemiology, prevention and early detection of HIV-associated cancers (mainly Kaposi’s sarcoma) and cardiovascular disease among adults living with HIV.

Dr Semeere completed his graduate training in Internal Medicine from Makerere University in 2010.

He obtained additional advanced training in Epidemiology and Implementation Science in the clinical research training program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2012.

His research, most of which has been supported by the East Africa IeDEA research infrastructure, emphasizes the utilization of advanced epidemiologic methods with observational data and implementation science-based approaches to interventions.

Dr. Semeere has led a number of research projects with collaborators within Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana, and the US.

He is also actively involved in teaching and mentoring of epidemiology methods, clinical medicine, and implementation science at Makerere University and at the University of San Fransisco, California.

The IeDEA is one of seven regional data centres funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data.

Indiana University leads the East African region in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (U.S.), Columbia University (U.S.), University of Toronto (Canada), Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University (Uganda), the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (Kenya) and the Tanzanian National AIDS Control Program (Tanzania).

The East African Regional Data Center houses expertise in merging, sharing and analyzing routine data collected within HIV care and treatment programs as well as proficiency in the design, conduct and analysis of implementation research.

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Dr. Aggrey Semeere MBChB, M.med (Int.Med), MAS, FCP (ECSA)

Dr Semeere is a Ugandan trained Physician and Researcher. He obtained his qualification in Internal Medicine from Makerere University, and Epidemiology with Implementation science training from the University of California, San Francisco. He is involved in various research projects that revolve around the epidemiology of chronic co-morbidities (especially cancer and cardiovascular disease) among HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy. His research focuses on prevention and early detection of co-morbidities (e.g. Kaposi’s sarcoma and Hypertension) using advanced epidemiological methods and implementation science based approaches

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