Dr Brenda Asiimwe Kateera is a public health specialist, epidemiologist, and researcher with more than more than 19 years’ experience in managing large public health programs, academia and policy. Committed to the mission of saving millions of lives and improving access to essential health services and commodities, she is currently the Country Director for Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Rwanda. Prior to that she was the Rwanda Country Director for AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) that supported HIV services to more than 1,600,000 people in 46 countries. She also was the Director of Research and lecturer at University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences where she was responsible for developing a self-sustainable research support center with the aim of strengthening research capacity and stimulating a research culture among students and staff of the college and ensuring knowledge translation into policy. She also worked as a research study coordinator and physician at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda and Makerere University- Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration.
She has been a lead or co-investigator on several research projects that mainly investigated novel ways of HIV prevention and implementation science projects that have focused on adolescent health. Dr Kateera has also provided leadership and coordinated multiple research and training initiatives with various donor and partners and has more than 40 peer reviewed publications and is an invited speaker at several conferences and meetings. She also serves on several boards and advisory groups. Dr Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera has a medical degree from Makerere University- Uganda and Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University-USA. Being a leadership enthusiast and very passionate about facilitating people to achieve their maximal personal and professional potential, Brenda is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach and is also a mentor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to the students in the MPH program.