PHD, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Matovu is a behavioral research scientist with over 22 years’ experience in the implementation of social, behavioral and epidemiologic research. He is an author of up to 66 peer-reviewed, scientific papers (including a book chapter); a peer reviewer with many international scientific journals; an Associate Editor with AIDS and Behavior journal; an Academic Editor with PLoS ONE; and a Capacity Building Specialist. His research interests include HIV prevention research (general population; key and priority populations), implementation science research, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), and social and behavior change communication (SBCC). Dr. Matovu is the immediate past Training Manager for the MakSPH-CDC Fellowship Program for nine years and he was the Program Support Advisor for the District-led Capacity Building Program implemented by MakSPH between 2014 and 2017. Dr. Matovu is a mixed-methods research specialist with long-term experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. His previous work has focused on the effect of repeat HIV counseling and testing on sexual risk behaviors and HIV incidence; unmet need and modern contraceptive use among HIV-infected women receiving HIV care in Uganda; health providers’ perceptions and readiness to provide HIV services to MSM and female sex workers in Uganda; evaluation of a demand-creation intervention to improve uptake of HIV counseling and testing services among married individuals; among others.
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