Dr. Andrew Kambugu is currently the Executive Director at IDI and previously was the Head of IDI’s Research Program at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Dr. Kambugu ─ an adjunct Assoc. Prof. at the University of Minnesota, USA, is an honorary Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Medicine MakCHS. He is a medical doctor with a Masters in Internal Medicine ─ both from Makerere University. He also has specialist training in infectious diseases from the Universities of Utah and Manitoba; and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK. In his other roles, Dr. Kambugu is the Chair, Uganda Society for Health Scientists Board and Vice President of the Researchers for Global Health (R4GH) group.
Dr. Kambugu also served as the Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) programme lead at IDI for seven years before leading the Research program. He has over 14 years of HIV clinical and programming experience and is a member of two national HIV subcommittees of the Ugandan Ministry of Health. He has made significant research contributions in the areas of antiretroviral therapy and opportunistic infection with over 120 peer-reviewed publications; and is a principal investigator on a CDC-funded national study on task-shifting for antiretroviral therapy.