Daniel Semakula is a Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium Postdoctoral fellow based at Makerere University in Uganda. He received his medical degree from Makerere University, Uganda, a Master of Public Health from the University of Manchester, UK and a PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences from the University of Oslo, Norway.
He is a health systems/health services researcher with extensive experience implementing and leading clinical and community-based research. His broad research interests are in exploring the interaction between patients and health workers with medicines, health technologies and information: the associated health outcomes, ethical issues, and costs.
Previously he has worked on research topics including Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV, fluid resuscitation for severely ill children, evidence-informed decision making, medicines availability, community engagement, COVID and a host of other clinical and public health topics.
His research topic will explore ethical issues around the use of big data to inform practice and policy in the context of epidemics.