Jude Ssenyonjo

Graduate Student, Allied Health (Affiliate)


Research Overview

I am interested in HIV/AIDS research focusing on key populations in the United States. This will involve exploring more effective and evidence based combination interventions including both bio-medical and behavioral approaches. I have prior experience in designing and implementation of community outreach HIV prevention using a multifaceted approach. I have particularly worked on
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) which is a 5-year, USAID funded project whose goal is to support Government of Uganda and partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions that contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal & child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis. To achieve this, the project uses innovative health communication (HC) approaches, capacity strengthening, increased collaboration among partners, and rigorous research and knowledge management for health communication. I am here to learn more about HIV/AIDS research and i hope to work on a project exploring effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in prevention of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States.

Education

2008: Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
1999: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Geography), Makerere University Kampala (Uganda)

Featured Publication

The Arts and Health Communication in Uganda: A Light Under the Table. (Co-author)

Contact Information
Emailjude.ssenyonjo@uconn.edu
Mailing Address358 Mansfield Road
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Koons Hall, Room 228
Storrs, CT 06269