Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Frederick Oporia is an Injury Epidemiologist working as the Head of the Trauma, Injury, and Disability (TRIAD) Unit at Makerere University, School of Public Health (MakSPH). Frederick holds a PhD from Makerere University, with a focus on Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, specifically Drowning Prevention. As the Head of TRIAD, Frederick is responsible for the strategic stewardship of the unit in line with the university’s vision and mission as well as leading the collaborations and partnerships with local and international stakeholders. Frederick’s other research expertise is in Road Safety. He is currently a member of the ten-man team of the Technical Advisory Group for the World Health Organization to develop the first-ever Global Status Report on Drowning Prevention.