People, 1 June 2022

Meet Isaac Sekitoleko

Isaac has joined the Balamu project as our statistics expert, supporting the research design and data analysis of our studies to build evidence for community-based interventions.

He is a research degree student and fellow at the International Statistics and Epidemiology Group (ISEG) at the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine (LSHTM). In addition, he holds a master’s degree in medical statistics from LSHTM. Moreover, his role in our team is to support the statistical design and data analysis of our population-based studies.

“Creating evidence is the cornerstone for further scientific work.”

Besides the Balamu project, Isaac’s doctoral research at the faculty of epidemiology and population health London investigates the use of advanced statistical methods to assess survival and disease progression among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in low-middle-income countries (LMICs). Therefore, he has a keen interest in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and contributes his knowledge and valuable skills to our studies on NCDs in rural Uganda. He believes that using advanced statistical methods to develop predictive models can improve the diagnostic process and treatment of disease.