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Mpairwe Harriet

Affiliateship: 2017 - 2021

Cohort 2

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Medical & Health Sciences


Dr Mpariwe is a clinical epidemiologist with over ten years’ experience in clinical research. Her research has focused on understanding the possible role of chronic immune-modulating infections (such as worms) on allergic conditions (eczema, asthma) among children and adolescents, in Uganda.

Her skill set includes identifying research questions, writing study protocols, conducting field studies to collect data and biological samples, data analysis and presentation.

She received her MBChB from Makerere University Kampala in 2001, where she won the 2000/2001 Fredrick and Robbins award for overall best performance in the final examinations of the MBChB programme. She joined the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit where her research career has progressed from Medical Officer to the current level of Senior Scientist. She received her MSc (Epidemiology) and PhD from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2005 and 2011, respectively, and received the Woodruff Medal for best PhD thesis.