Caroline Birungi

Dr. Caroline Birungi


Caroline Birungi, MBChB, MMED (PSYCH), the Ph.D. student is a Co-Principal Investigator of the SMILE study, which is investigating risky sexual behavior among patients with severe mental illness and a Lecturer/ Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University.

She has experience in managing HIV associated psychiatric disorders in children, adults and the elderly. She is part of the trainers in the HIV stripe inter professional course which teaches professions on how to manage HIV patients at their facilities in Uganda. She has 8 years’ experience teaching both under and post graduate students, conducting research in HIV in Uganda and has supervised five graduate student’s research including a student from the department of Epidemiology and biostatics. She is currently a PhD student and she plans to defend her thesis in 2021, the PhD is being undertaken at Makerere University, College of Health sciences.

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