Stephen Ojiambo Wandera is Cohort 2 CARTA fellow Makerere University, Uganda where he is currently serving as an Assistant Lecturer. He has successfully completed his PhD and is currently a post-doctoral (post-doc) fellow (2016-2018) with the ICAP- Population HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) project of Columbia University (USA), hosted at the University of the Witwatersrand. As a post-doc fellow, he will focus on supporting the PHIA surveys in Africa and Uganda in particular.
His PhD research focused on Population Aging: “Disparities in Health and Access to Healthcare among Older Persons in Uganda”. His PhD thesis was by publications, where he published four journal articles indexed in Medline.
Wandera’s research interests include HIV/AIDS, Population Ageing, Gender-Based Violence, and Reproductive Health. He holds an MSc Population and Reproductive Health, and a BSc Population Studies from Makerere University.
He has worked with the Department of Population Studies, Makerere University as an Assistant Lecturer (2010 to date) and a Teaching Assistant (2006-2010). Also, he worked with the Department of Sociology and Social Administration of Kyambogo University in a part-time lecturing position (2011-2012.
He holds an MSc. in Population and Reproductive Health and a BSc. in Population Studies from Makerere University. His Msc. dissertation focused on “Spousal Sexual Violence, Sexual Behavior and risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Ever-Married Women in Uganda”. His BSc Research investigated the “Correlates of HIV/AIDS stigma in Eastern Uganda”.
He has researched on the nexus between sexual and gender-based violence and reproductive health outcomes among women in Uganda. He has over 12 publications in peer-reviewed journal articles and 1 book chapter.