Dan Kajungu is the new Executive Director and Site Leader of Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP)/Iganga-Mayuge HDSS from March 2016 to date. He provides overall leadership, strategic direction, vision and policy oversight within the Centre as well as key representative of the Centre for cultivating strategic partnerships with key stakeholders like government, other academic/research institutions and donors. Dr. Kajungu is a biostatistician with over 10 years extensive experience in public health research, statistical practice, consultancy, and teaching in Africa. His professional direction is aimed at using statistics to improve health and socio-economic status among communities affected by poverty related diseases, and other social inequalities. His research interests in public health cover infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, and non-communicable diseases. His biostatistical interests also include use of data mining methods. In addition to public health metrics, his other passion is improving pharmacovigilance and drug utilisation research in Africa.
Dr. Kajungu holds a PhD in public health from Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, a Masters in Biostatistics (Epidemiology) and Msc. Applied Statistics (Data mining) both from the University of Hasselt in Belgium. He is the President of International Biometric Society (IBS) – Uganda Region, a member IBS representatives Council and Chair of IBS travel awards committee, member of Uganda Statistical Society and Uganda Society of Health Scientist. He has published in peer reviewed journals and reviewed manuscripts from such journals. MUCHAP fraternity wish him the best.