Herbert Muyinda

Herbert MuyindaFormer Member

Herbert Muyinda’s research centers on the bio-behavioral sciences, with a particular focus on work with vulnerable populations. He has previously done research on HIV/AIDS, drug stock-outs, mental illness, disability, and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as nutrition and early childhood development programs aimed at developing approaches to improve the nutrition of children under five in Ugandan rural areas. Herbert is now Chair of the Child Health and Development Center, a multi-disciplinary research and teaching department in the School of Medicine with the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University.

Current position
Senior Lecturer and Head of Child Health and Development Centre
University affiliation
Makerere University, Kampala


Herbert’s research is focused on exploring, developing and testing transformative interventions to build HIV prevention services and lifelong HIV care. The goal is to explore the social dimensions of resilience, and to develop and test culturally-safe, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and technology-enhanced (CSTT) interventions among marginalized populations. He is also working on disability and its relation to transport and reproductive health technologies.


  • Nsabagasani, Xavier, Japer Ogwal-Okeng, Ebba Holme Hansen, Anthony Mbonye, Herbert Muyinda and Freddie Ssengooba (2016) "'Better medicines for children' within the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness framework: A qualitative inquiry in Uganda." in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 9 (22).
  • Mugisha, James, Herbert Muyinda, Ashraf Kagee, Peter Wandiembe, Stephen Kiwuwa Mpugu, Davy Vancampfort and Eugene Kinyanda (2016) "Prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempt: Associations with psychiatric disorders and HIV/AIDS in post-conflict Northern Uganda." in African Health Sciences 16 (4): 1027-1035.
  • Blair, Alden Hooper, Margo Ellen Pearce, Achilles Katamba, Samuel S. Malamba, Herbert Muyinda, Martin T. Schechter and Patricia M. Spittal (2016) "The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Exploring the Factor Structure and Cutoff Thresholds in a Representative Post-Conflict Population in Northern Uganda." in Alcohol and Alcoholism 52 (3): 318-327.
  • Malamba, Samuel S., Herbert Muyinda, Patricia M. Spittal, John P. Ekwaru, Noah Kiwanuka, Martin D. Ogwang, Patrick Odong, Paul K. Kitandwe, Achilles Katamba, Kate Jongbloed, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Eugene Kinyanda, Alden Blair and Martin T. Schechter (2016) "'The Cango Lyec Project - Healing the Elephant': HIV related vulnerabilities of post-conflict affected populations aged 13–49 years living in three Mid-Northern Uganda districts." in BMC Infectious Diseases 16 (690).
  • Muyinda, Herbert and James Mugisha (2015) "Stock-outs, uncertainty and improvisation in access to healthcare in war-torn Northern Uganda." in Social Science and Medicine 146: 316-323.
  • Mugisha, James, Herbert Muyinda, Samuel Malamba and Eugene Kinyanda (2015) "Major depressive disorders seven years after the conflict in Northern Uganda: Burden, risk factors and impact on outcomes (The Wayo-Nero study)." in BMC Psychiatry 15 (48).
  • Nsabagasani, Xavier, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng, Anthony Mbonye, Freddie Ssengooba, Rebecca Nantanda, Herbert Muyinda and Ebba Holme Hansen (2015) "The ‘child size medicines’ concept: Policy provisions in Uganda." in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 8 (2).
  • Mugisha, James, Herbert Muyinda, Peter Wandiembe and Eugene Kinyanda (2015) "Prevalence and factors associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder seven years after conflict in three districts in northern Uganda (The Wayo-Nero study)." in BMC Psychiatry 15 (170).
  • Muyinda, Herbert (2013) "Negotiating Disability: Mobilization and Organization among Landmine Survivors in Late Twentieth Century Northern Uganda." in Disability Histories , edited by Susan Burch and Michael Rembis, 98-116. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
  • Muyinda, Herbert (2013) "Disability, Violent Conflict and Embodied Sociality in Northern Uganda." Berlin: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • McElroy, Theresa, Herbert Muyinda, Stella Atim, Patricia Spittal and Catherine Backman (2012) "War, Displacement and Productive Occupations in Northern Uganda." in Journal of Occupational Science 19 (3): 198-212.
  • Muyinda, Herbert and Susan Reynolds Whyte (2011) "Displacement, mobility and poverty in Northern Uganda." in Displacement, mobility and poverty in Northern Uganda , edited by Arne H. Eide H. and Benedicte Ingstad, 119-136. London: The Policy Press Publications.
  • Patel, S., P. Spittal, H. Muyinda, G. Oyat and N. Sewankambo (2011) "The Wayo Programme in Northern Uganda: Building on Traditional Assets in Supporting Acholi Young Women and Girls in the Context of War and HIV." in Children's Rights and International Development: Lessons and Challenges from the Field , edited by Myriam Denov, Richard Maclure and Kathryn Campbell, 195-219. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Jitta, Jessica, Herbert Muyinda, Kathrine Ostergaard Nielsen and Ebba Holme Hansen (2011) "Quality Medicine Use for Children in Uganda: Situational Analysis." Kampala: Makerere Press.
  • MacElroy T., P. Spittal, A. Atim, L. Tebere and H. Muyinda (2010) "Mothering in a Time of Conflict: Acholi Women's Experience of Child Rearing in the Displacement Camps of Northern Uganda." in Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement 1 (1).
  • Whyte, S. R. and H. Muyinda (2007) "Wheels and New Legs: Mobilization in Uganda." in Disability in Local and Global Worlds , edited by B. Ingstad and S. R. Whyte, 287-310. London: University of California Press.