Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu

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Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer
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Brief Biography: 

Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu is a psychiatrist who participated in the treatment of various mental disorders, particularly HIV related  mental health problems at the Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital from 2001to 2012. In 2009, she was appointed to the position of Research Director for the Peter C. Alderman Foundation. In 2014, she was appointed to the position of Africa Program Director for the Peter C. Alderman Foundation. She completed her medical degree and Master of Medicine in Psychiatry at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in 1998 and 2006 respectively. In 2012, she attained a doctoral degree in psychiatric epidemiology from John’s Hopkins University. Currently she is Senior Lecturer at the department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Over the past decade she has conducted several research studies and produced several publications in the peer reviewed journals as first author. Last year, she won the Grand Challenges Canada Rising Star in Global Health Award which she used to develop a culturally sensitive group support psychotherapeutic intervention to treat depression in war-affected and HIV-affected individuals. The development process and feasibility study of this intervention has been published in the Journal of Affective disorders. Other awards she has won include the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award for PhD studies (2007) and International AstraZeneca/ APIRE Young minds in Psychiatry Award for demonstrating exceptional promise in psychiatric research (2005).

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Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders

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