Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Phd status - In progress
Frederick Oporia is an Injury Epidemiologist and working as a Research Associate in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health (DCEH), under the Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD) unit at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH). Frederick holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Makerere University. In the department, Frederick is actively involved in teaching and training as well as supervision of students’ research projects. His research interests are in Injury Epidemiology (Drowning Prevention and Road Traffic Injuries). He has coordinated several projects in the department, in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Safe Way Right Way-Uganda. Currently, he is the coordinator for the Drowning Prevention Project which is funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies and supported by the CDC. This project is led by Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala Uganda. Frederick is currently pursuing a PhD in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, with focus on Drowning Prevention. He has worked in public and private Health Training Institutions since 2008, and also worked for over 7 years as a Public Health Practitioner, five of which were in a government institution under Kampala Capital City Authority. Frederick has several publications in peer reviewed journals and a distinguished member of standards committees at the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). Frederick has vast experience in presentations in several international and national conferences.