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Prof. Josephine Nabukenya

Professor of Information Systems & Health Informatics, and former Dean of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University

Prof. Josephine Nabukenya is a Professor of Information Systems and Health Informatics and former Dean of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, at Makerere University.

She is the Founder and Chair of the Health Informatics Research Group.

She is a member of the Uganda Health Information & Research (HIRE/eHealth) Technical Working Group, and Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of Health Data Collaborative.

She is also a Member of the Advisory Steering Committee for the Digital Health Applied Leadership Programme (DHALP) running in the African region.

She was part of the 10-member Core Team that developed the Uganda eHealth Policy and Strategy, and collaborated with the Ministry of Health (MoH) for its implementation.

Josephine spearheaded the development of the Health Informatics Graduate programs (MSc & PhD) at Makerere University, and has supported the same graduate program development within East Africa, as well as the Digital Health curriculum for Ministries of Health Managers in the African Region under AFRO-WHO & ITU.

With over 19 years of research experience and published widely in Information Systems with a focus on health informatics and data science. She is also an editorial member of various international Health Informatics journals. She is currently leading research on a number of themes, including but not limited to: 1) Feasibility for Strengthening Uganda’s Health System through Standardizing Digital Health: Enterprise Architecture, Standards and eRegistries; 2) Potential for Transforming Health in Uganda through an Electronic Health Data Sharing Platform and Data Science; 3) Development of an Evaluation Framework to Measure Performance Outcomes and Impact of Digital Health Interventions on Healthcare in Uganda; 4) Designing and Piloting of a Mobile-based Technology linking Mothers to Health Providers and Health Facilities to Reduce Maternal and New-born Deaths in Uganda during- and post- COVID-19 Pandemic; and 5) Implementing and Evaluation of a low-resource digital infrastructure in Uganda: Visualization and Interpretation of Radiographic Images to improve access to imaging services in regional referral hospitals.