Gershim Asiki

Gershim Asiki

Associate Research Scientist

Gershim Asiki is an Associate Research Scientist in the Health and Systems for Health Unit. He provides scientific leadership to the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) research program with a specific focus on generating population level evidence to inform NCD prevention and control and strengthening the health system response to chronic disease management.

Gershim Asiki holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2016), a Master of Science in International Health from University College London (2007) and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University (2000). Before joining APHRC, he was a Technical Advisor with Columbia University, ICAP project (2015-2017).

Asiki worked with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit in Uganda (2008-2015), leading research projects on HIV and non-communicable diseases in rural populations. He was a Medical Officer in a rural missionary hospital (Nyapea) in northwestern Uganda (2001-2006) and later worked with the Infectious Diseases Institute (2007-2008) strengthening capacity of health facilities on HIV care in the urban slums of Kampala.

Gershim received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for his Masters (2007), HIV Research Trust for strengthening data analysis in Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (2013), and is a certified mentor for scientific writing with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the UCSF ITAPS and Fogarty International Center Programs.

He believes “The world suffers not because of absence of knowledge. But because of the silence of those who have the knowledge.” Modern technology offers an amazing opportunity to reach millions of people with health information and save countless lives.


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