Prof Anne R Katahoire

Professor

Anne Ruhweza Katahoire is a Professor of Social Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC), School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Prof Katahoire directed, Child Health and Development Centre, for over 10 years, and has extensive experience in directing multidisciplinary research and training programs in health, in particular, she has over 20 years’ experience conducting SBS research in Health. Her research focus over the past 15 years has been on social and behavioral aspects of HIV, sexual reproductive health, child health and more recently TB and NCDs. She has supervised and examined multiple graduate student research including PhDs that employ mixed methods research designs and whose research in health focuses on social behavioral science questions. She currently Co- Directs a mixed methods course for junior investigators offered by the Pulmonary Complications of AIDS research Training Program (PART) at MakCHS and is a Co-Director of a research training program that is strengthening Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) in HIV at Makerere University, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institutes of Health on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Fogarty International Centre (FIC). She teaches qualitative research courses for PhD and Masters students in the Clinical Epidemiology Unit and is a key faculty on the Joint Advanced Research Seminars for PhDs offered annually by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). She is a Principal Investigator and a Co-Investigator on several research studies where she leads the social behavioral research components. Prof Katahoire is an Affiliate faculty of the Care Protection and Children’s (CPC) Learning Network based at Columbia University.  She chairs the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF) and is a member of the International Steering Committee of the NIHR Group on the prevention and management of HIV-infection, diabetes and hypertension in Africa. She is a member of the School of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee and of the School of Medicine’s Higher Degrees Committee

Publications

Semeere, A.S., Semitala, F.C., Lunkuse, Anne Katahoire, Nelson K Sewankambo, Moses R Kamya An assessment of implementation science research capacity in Uganda. Health Res Policy Sys 19, 14 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-00653-2

 

Namisi, C.P., Munene, J.C., Wanyenze, R.K.  Anne R Katahoire, et al. Stigma mastery in people living with HIV: gender similarities and theory. J Public Health (Berl.) (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-021-01480-7

 

Innocent K. Besigye, Vicent Okuuny, Mari Armstrong-Hough, Anne R. Katahoire, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Robert Mash, Achilles Katamba, Availability, functionality and access of blood pressure machines at the points of care in public primary care facilities in Tororo district, Uganda, South African Family Practice | Vol 63, No 1 : 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v63i1.5118 

Brook, M. Kilbourne, A Ismail, S Magni, T Fellows, AR Katahoire, F Ayebare, G Siu, et al. "User assessment of a microarray patch for HIV PrEP and as a multipurpose prevention technology for HIV and pregnancy prevention: perspectives from Uganda and South Africa." Journal of the International AIDS Society, vol. 24, no. S1, 2021

 

Jude O. Igumbor, Edna N. Bosire, Florah Karimi, Anne Katahoire, Jill Allison, Adamson S. Muula, Anna Peixoto, Kennedy Otwombe, Evelyn Gitau, Goran Bondjers, Sharon Fonn & Ademola Ajuwon (2020) Effective supervision of doctoral students in public and population health in Africa: CARTA supervisors’ experiences, challenges and perceived opportunities, Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1864752

 

Muddu M, Ssinabulya I, Kigozi SP, Ssennyonjo R, Ayebare F, Katwesigye R, Mbuliro M, Kimera I, Longenecker CT, Kamya MR, Schwartz JI, Katahoire AR, Semitala FC; Hypertension Care Cascade at a Large Urban HIV Clinic in Uganda: A Mixed Methods Study Using the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation for Behavior change (COM-B) model. Research Square; 2020. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-49530/v1.

 

Kadota, J.L., Musinguzi, A., Nabunje, J. Anne Katahoire  et al. Protocol for the 3HP Options Trial: a hybrid type 3 implementation-effectiveness randomized trial of delivery strategies for short-course tuberculosis preventive therapy among people living with HIV in Uganda. Implementation Sci 15, 65 (2020).

 

Ggita, J.M., Katahoire, A., Meyer, A.J. et al. Experiences and intentions of Ugandan household tuberculosis contacts receiving test results via text message: an exploratory study. BMC Public Health 20, 310 (2020).

 

Nangendo J, Katahoire AR, Armstrong-Hough M, Kabami J, Obeng-Amoako GO, Muwema M, et al. (2020) Prevalence, associated factors and perspectives of HIV testing among men in Uganda. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237402.

 

M. Kyle Matsuba, Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Theresa McElroy & Anne Katahoire (2020): Effectiveness of a SEL/mindfulness program on Northern Ugandan children, International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2020.1760977

 

Mpimbaza A, Nayiga S, Ndeezi G, Rosenthal PJ, Karamagi C, Katahoire A (2019) Understanding the context of delays in seeking appropriate care for children with symptoms of severe malaria in Uganda. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217262.

 

Mpimbaza, A., Katahoire, A., Rosenthal, P.J. et al. Caregiver responses and association with delayed care-seeking in children with uncomplicated and severe malaria. Malar J 17, 476 (2018).

 

Katahoire AR, Banura .C, Muhwezi W.W., Bastein .S, Klepp. K , Aarø LE, Effects of a school-based intervention on frequency and quality of adolescent-parent/caregiver sexuality communication: Results from a randomized-controlled trial in Uganda AIDS Behav (2019) 23: 91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018

 

Mpimbaza A, Walakira A, Ndeezi G, Katahoire A, Karamagi C, Nsobya SL, et al. Associations between erythrocyte polymorphisms and risks of uncomplicated and severe malaria in Ugandan children: A case control study. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(9):e0203229.

 Mpimbaza A, Walakira A, Ndeezi G, Katahoire A, Karamagi C, Nsobya SL, et al. (2018) Associations between erythrocyte polymorphisms and risks of uncomplicated and severe malaria in Ugandan children: A case control study. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203229.

 

Gottert A, Pulerwitz J, Siu G, Katahoire A, Okal J, Ayebare F, et al. (2018) Male partners of young women in Uganda: Understanding their relationships and use of HIV testing. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0200920.

 

Yourkavitch J, Hassmiller Lich K, Flax VL, Okello ES, Kadzandira J, Katahoire AR, et al. (2018) Interactions among poverty, gender, and health systems affect women’s participation in services to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child: A causal loop analysis. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197239.

 

Flax VL, Yourkavitch J, Okello ES, Kadzandira J, Katahoire AR, Munthali AC (2017) “If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178298.

 

Turiho, A.K., Okello, E.S., Muhwezi, W.W. Anne Ruhweza Katahoire. Perceptions of human papillomavirus vaccination of adolescent schoolgirls in western Uganda and their implications for acceptability of HPV vaccination: a qualitative study. BMC Res Notes 10, 431 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2749-8

 

Mpimbaza A, Ndeezi G, Katahoire A, Rosenthal PJ, Karamagi C. Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Geographic Factors Leading to Severe Malaria and Delayed Care Seeking in Ugandan Children: A Case-Control Study. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2017; 97(5):1513–23. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0056

 

Yourkavitch J, Hassmiller Lich K, Flax VL, Okello ES, Kadzandira J, Katahoire AR, et al. (2018) Interactions among poverty, gender, and health systems affect women’s participation in services to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child: A causal loop analysis. PLoS ONE 13(5)

 

Arthur MpimbazaGrace NdeeziAnne KatahoirePhilip J. RosenthalCharles Karamagi, Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Geographic Factors Leading to Severe Malaria and Delayed Care Seeking in Ugandan Children: A Case–Control Study, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Nov; 97(5):1513-1523

 

Simon Muhumuza, Anne Katahoire, Fred Nuwaha, Annette Olsen, Schistosomiasis ,Praziquantel and food: the control of a Malady among school age children in Uganda BMJ Global Health Feb 2017, 2 (Suppl 2) A64; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000260.172

 

Flax VL, Yourkavitch J, Okello ES, Kadzandira J, Katahoire AR, Munthali AC (2017) “If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178298.

 

Mpimbaza, A., Grace NdeeziAnne KatahoirePhilip J. RosenthalCharles Karamagi, Seeking care at a drug shop as intial response illness was a risk factor for severe malaria in Ugandan children, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hyigene  97 (5)

 

Atuyambe, Lynn M., Rhona K. Baingana, Simon PS Kibira, Anne Katahoire, Elialilia Okello, David K. Mafigiri, Florence Ayebare et al. "Undergraduate students’ contributions to health service delivery through community-based education: A qualitative study by the MESAU Consortium in Uganda." BMC Medical Education 16, no. 1 (2016)

 

Andrew, Tamale, Ejobi Francis, Muyanja Charles, Irene Naigaga, Nakavuma Jesca, Ocaido Micheal, Katahoire Anne, and Amulen Deborah. "Perceptions about mercury and lead in fish consumed in Lake Albert fishing communities Uganda." Cogent Food & Agriculture 2, no. 1 (2016): 1220344.

Waiswa P, O’Connell T, Bagenda D, Mullachery P, Mpanga F, Henriksson DK, Katahoire AR, Ssegujja E, Mbonye AK, Peterson SS. Community and District Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES): a complex district-level management intervention to improve child survival in Uganda: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Mar 11;17(1):1.

 

Kajubi, P. S. R. Whyte,  D. Kyaddondo, and A. R. Katahoire. "Tensions in Communication between Children on Antiretroviral Therapy and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study in Jinja District, Uganda." PloS one 11, no. 1 (2015)

 

Wilson Winstons Muhwezi, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire, Cecily BanuraHerbert MugoodaDoris KwesigaSheri Bastien and Knut-Inge Klepp, Perceptions and experiences of adolescents, parents and school administrators regarding adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues in urban and rural Uganda, Reprod Health. 2015; 12: 110. 

 

Kajubi, Phoebe, Anne R. Katahoire, David Kyaddondo, and Susan R. Whyte. "Communication in the context of family care giving: An exploratory study of Ugandan children on Antiretroviral Therapy " Journal of biosocial science (2015): 1-22.

 

Muhumuza, Simon, Annette Olsen, Anne Katahoire, and Fred Nuwaha. "Reduced uptake of mass treatment for schistosomiasis control in absence of food: beyond a randomized trial." BMC infectious diseases 15, no. 1 (2015): 423.

 

Katahoire, A. R., Henriksson, D. K., Ssegujja, E., Waiswa, P., Ayebare, F., Bagenda, D & Peterson, S. S. (2015). Improving child survival through a district management strengthening and community empowerment intervention: early implementation experiences from Uganda. BMC public health, 15(1), 797.

 

Turiho, A. K., Okello, E. S., Muhwezi, W. W., Nakasujja, N., & Katahoire, A. R. (2015). Psychological reactions of adolescent schoolgirls to human papillomavirus vaccination in western Uganda: A comparative cross-sectional study. Health Psychology Open, 2(2), 2055102915602910.

 

Peter Waiswa, Thomas O’Connell, Danstan Bagenda, Pricila Mullachery, Flavia Mpanga, Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire, Eric Ssegujja, Anthony K Mbonye, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Community and District Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES): a complex district-level management intervention to improve child survival in Uganda: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials 17, 135 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1241-4

 

Lynn M Atuyambe, Rhona K Baingana, Simon PS Kibira, Anne Katahoire, et al Undergraduate students’ contributions to health service delivery through community-based education: A qualitative study by the MESAU Consortium in UgandaBMC Med Educ 16, 123 (2016).

 

Kajubi P, Katahoire AR, Kyaddondo D, Whyte SR. Communication in the context of family caregiving: an exploratory study of Ugandan children on antiretroviral therapy. J Biosoc Sci. 2016;48(5):672–93.

 

Kajubi P, Whyte SR, Kyaddondo D, Katahoire AR (2016) Tensions in Communication between Children on Antiretroviral Therapy and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study in Jinja District, Uganda. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147119.

 

Undie C., Birungi H., Obare F., Odwe G., Namwebya J., Orikushaba P., Ayebale P., Onen, W., Nicholson F., Francis R. C., Netshabako P., Katahoire A., Kazungu D. A., L., Kusasira D., Mirghani Z., Karugaba J. 2016. “Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the ‘Zero Tolerance Village Alliance’ Intervention.” Nairobi, Kenya: Population Council

 

 

Undie C., Birungi H., Namwebya J., Taye W., Maate L., Mak’anyengo M., Katahoire A., Kazungu D.A., Kusasira D, Mirghani Z., Karugaba J. 2016. “Screening for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Emergency Settings in Uganda: An Assessment of Feasibility.” Nairobi, Kenya: Population Council.

 

 Batte, A., Katahoire, A.R., Chimoyi, A. et al. Disclosure of HIV test results by women to their partners following antenatal HIV testing: a population-based cross-sectional survey among slum dwellers in Kampala UgandaBMC Public Health 15, 63 (2015).

 

Muhumuza, S., Olsen, A., Katahoire, Aet al. Reduced uptake of mass treatment for schistosomiasis control in absence of food: beyond a randomized trial. BMC Infect Dis 15, 423 (2015).

 

Emmanuel Mugisha, D Scott LaMontagne, Anne R Katahoire, Daniel Murokora, Edward Kumakech, Rachel Seruyange, Vivien Davis Tsu, Feasibility of delivering HPV vaccine to girls aged 10 to 15 years in Uganda, African health sciences, vol 15 2015/3/9

 

Turiho AK, Muhwezi WW, Okello ES, Tumwesigye NM, Banura C, Katahoire AR (2015) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Adolescent Girls' Knowledge and Sexuality in Western Uganda: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137094.

 

Birungi, Harriet, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Anne Katahoire, Francis Obare, and Patricia Machawira. 2015. "Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy: A review of country experiences in sub-Saharan Africa," STEP UP Research Report. Nairobi: Population Council.

 

 Anne R. Katahoire, John Arube-Wani, Daniel Murokora, Emmanuel Mugisha and D Scott LaMontagne Acceptability of HPV vaccine among young adolescent girls in Uganda: Young people’s perspectives count- International Journal for Child and Adolescent Health 2013; 6(2)

Andrew Kampikaho Turiho, Elialilia S. Okello, Wilson W. Muhwezi, Steve Harvey, Pauline Byakika Kibwika, David Meya, Anne R. Katahoire - Effect of School-based Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination on Adolescent Girls’ Knowledge and Acceptability of the HPV Vaccine in Ibanda District in Uganda, African Journal of Reproductive Health December 2014; 18(4):36

Simon Muhumuza, Annette Olsen, Fred Nuwaha and Anne Katahoire (2013) Understanding low uptake of mass treatment for schistosomiasis among school children: a qualitative study in Jinja District, Uganda. J. Biosoc. Sci. Doi 10.1017/S002193201400011X

Simon Muhumuza, Anne Katahoire, Fred Nuwaha and Annette Olsen (2013) Increasing teacher motivation and supervision is an important but not sufficient strategy for improving praziquantel uptake in Schistosoma mansoni control programs: serial cross-sectional surveys in Uganda. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13: 590

 

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