AFEM Research Interviews

Research Series Episode 2: Olive Kobusingye

January 20, 2021 AFEM Episode 2
AFEM Research Interviews
Research Series Episode 2: Olive Kobusingye
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AFEM Research Interviews
Research Series Episode 2: Olive Kobusingye
Jan 20, 2021 Episode 2
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Dr. Olive Kobusingye is a trauma surgeon and injury epidemiologist. Olive is a Senior Research Fellow at both Makerere University School of Public Health and the Institute for Social and Health Sciences of the University of South Africa. Olive heads the Trauma, Injury, & Disability (TRIAD) Project at Makerere University School of Public Health, where she coordinates the TRIAD graduate courses. Before joining Makerere University School of Public Health, Olive worked as Regional Advisor on Violence, Injuries, and Disabilities at the World Health Organization’s regional office for Africa (AFRO). Previous appointments and experience include: lecturer, Department of Surgery, Makerere University; Trauma Surgeon, Mulago Hospital (the largest referral hospital in Uganda); founding Executive Director of the Injury Control Center–Uganda; and founding Secretary General of the Injury Prevention Initiative for Africa.
 
 Olive’s research interests include injury surveillance, emergency trauma care systems, injury severity measurement, road safety, and drowning. Olive developed the Kampala Trauma Score in 2000, specifically designed for use in low-resource, low-income settings, after establishing a hospital-based trauma registry that generated relevant and timely data on the causes, severity, morbidity, mortality, and outcomes of injuries in Mulago Hospital. The Kampala Trauma Score has since been validated and modified by multiple other researchers. To understand how injury surveillance intersects with SARS-CoV-2 you'll have to listen to the podcast.

Show Notes

Dr. Olive Kobusingye is a trauma surgeon and injury epidemiologist. Olive is a Senior Research Fellow at both Makerere University School of Public Health and the Institute for Social and Health Sciences of the University of South Africa. Olive heads the Trauma, Injury, & Disability (TRIAD) Project at Makerere University School of Public Health, where she coordinates the TRIAD graduate courses. Before joining Makerere University School of Public Health, Olive worked as Regional Advisor on Violence, Injuries, and Disabilities at the World Health Organization’s regional office for Africa (AFRO). Previous appointments and experience include: lecturer, Department of Surgery, Makerere University; Trauma Surgeon, Mulago Hospital (the largest referral hospital in Uganda); founding Executive Director of the Injury Control Center–Uganda; and founding Secretary General of the Injury Prevention Initiative for Africa.
 
 Olive’s research interests include injury surveillance, emergency trauma care systems, injury severity measurement, road safety, and drowning. Olive developed the Kampala Trauma Score in 2000, specifically designed for use in low-resource, low-income settings, after establishing a hospital-based trauma registry that generated relevant and timely data on the causes, severity, morbidity, mortality, and outcomes of injuries in Mulago Hospital. The Kampala Trauma Score has since been validated and modified by multiple other researchers. To understand how injury surveillance intersects with SARS-CoV-2 you'll have to listen to the podcast.