Professor Peter Olupot-Olupot

Professor Peter Olupot-Olupot is a qualified Medical Doctor, holder of MB.ChB, Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD. He is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (FUNAS) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London (FRCP). In addition, he is Research Associate with Liverpool University in UK, and EDCTP Senior Research Fellow. He is a Visiting Professor at The Open University, Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK and Clinical Adjunct Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.  His work experience includes 25 years of clinical work with nested clinical academic career spaning16 years. He is a Professor of Clinical and Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Busitema University. He was Head of Department of Public Health and Associate Dean at this University from 2013 – 2018. He has supervised over 30 Pre-masters interns, 22 completed masters and 6 PhDs. He is also the founding Executive Director of a Wellcome Trust supported Mbale Clinical Research Institute in Eastern Uganda [MCRI (]. Through this institute he advances multi-and-interdisciplinary epidemiological and applied research in infectious diseases and critical care medicine. Integrated in his research are community engagement and networking activities that have made outputs of his research relevant through Public – Patient Involvement. His research impact on clinical epidemiology and infectious disease is recognised locally and internationally. He has published  over 160 research works, of which 99 are indexed in PUBMED including 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine []. He is involved in dynamic infectious disease networks in Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.

In the last decade, his work on infectious diseases has advanced understanding in malaria, blackwater Fever (BWF), pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, HIV and COVID-19, among others. These have covered epidemiology and treatment in resource limited settings. Moreover, he has participated in critical care research including fluid management and blood transfusion. Among the genetic conditions he is researching on are sickle cell disease, thalassemia and G6PD deficiency. 

Professionally, Olupot-Olupot is registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) and is a member of professional medical associations/societies including the Uganda Medical Association (UMA).