Institution: Makerere University
Area of Research: Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at human-livestock-wildlife interface
James Muleme currently works at the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University as a Research Associate. His background is in Environmental Health Science and he has a Masters in Veterinary Preventive Medicine from Makerere University. This has positioned him to conduct research in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the human-livestock-wildlife interface. He has participated in several community-based outreaches and interventions all over Uganda with special interests in the cattle corridors where he had access to a greater number of animals and good evidence for the human-wildlife-livestock-environment interface. This presented him with a chance to conduct research in zoonotic diseases in Uganda and South Sudan. He has worked with national, regional, and international networks with evidence of published work. From January 2020, he has held the position of Quality Assurance and Control Officer in the Acholi region- for the Measles-Rubella post-campaign survey. He also works as a Research Assistant at the Peanut-innovation laboratory project of Makerere University’s School of Public Health, a position he has held since 2019. James is also a Senior Consultant at the Food Safety Associations Limited. He has in the past offered his services as a Research Associate at Makerere University’s Department of Biosecurity, Ecosystems and Veterinary Public Health, (2015-2018), as an Assistant Project Coordinator at CAPAZOMANINTECO-zoonotic diseases management Project-Makerere University (2014-2018), and as an M&E officer for YOLIDA-Charity NGO in Kibiito Western Uganda (2013-2015).