Elizabeth Kemigisha

Post-doctoral Research Scientist

ABOUT Elizabeth Kemigisha

Kemigisha is a project manager overseeing the implementation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project aimed at evaluating the long-term impact of the PEPFAR’s DREAMS interventions among adolescent girls and women in Nairobi’s informal settlements.

She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Ghent University in Belgium, a Master of Medicine degree in Paediatrics and Child Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda.

Kemigisha is a public health specialist and a medical doctor. She has more than 14 years of research experience. Her research interests cuts across adolescent health issues, including sexuality education, gender attitudes, equity, sexual violence, mental health, HIV/AIDS, menstrual hygiene management, and migrant health. She applies mixed methods methodology in clinical trials, program monitoring and evaluations, and impact evaluations.

She previously worked as a junior research scientist with MSF-France/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre for seven years coordinating clinical trials in treating severe infections in children. She later worked as a lecturer for five years at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Elizabeth has published over 26 papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, seven as the first author. She has published research reports for international agencies, including Plan International, UNESCO, and WHO.

Her work is driven by the fact that the pursuit of knowledge is never ending and research presents opportunities to continually seek new understanding of the world health challenges.

Kemigisha strives to exceed her expectations, inspired by the work and resilience of Nelson Mandela.