Institution: Makerere University
Area of Research: Spousal Sexual Violence, Sexual Behavior and risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Ever-Married Women in Uganda.
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: â€œDisparities in Health and Access to Healthcare among Older Persons in Ugandaâ€. His PhD thesis was by publications, where he published four journal articles indexed in Medline.
Wanderaâ€™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 â€œSpousal Sexual Violence, Sexual Behavior and risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Ever-Married Women in Ugandaâ€. His BSc Research investigated the â€œCorrelates of HIV/AIDS stigma in Eastern Ugandaâ€.
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.