Stephen Asiimwe, MMed, MBChB

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(415) 514-8150

550 16th Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

  • TICR Graduate Programs, UCSF School of Medicine

Biography

My research is aiming to create a better understanding of the causes of infectious-disease-related adult mortality. I focus on the sub-Saharan Africa environment, where the risk factors that I am interested in are highly prevalent. Among hospitalized patients in this environment, I am investigating up to 5 common risk factors of adult mortality. These are: malnutrition; alcohol consumption; trauma; HIV; and sepsis. In addition, I investigate systemic factors such as monitoring and treatment during critical illness, which also can contribute to mortality. Among HIV-infected outpatients, I study the role of common cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma and emerging phenomena such as inflammation due to HIV; in addition to systemic factors such as follow-up systems for patients in chronic treatment programs. I am investigating multiple risk factors because I want to highlight pairwise interactions between different factors and to advocate for integrated approaches to the implementation of interventions. I am particularly aware of resource-related limitations in the setting where I do my research and would like my studies to guide the targeting of limited intervention resources.