Catherine is a Ph.D. scholar on the UCOBS project 4. Her PhD research study will be focusing on gender mainstreaming in the implementation of Community-Based Sustainable Solutions to Demographic Challenges in Southwestern Uganda. The study will examine the context and pipeline for advancing women’s equitable representation.
Currently, Catherine serves as an Epidemiologist and Surveys Lead with ELKA Statistical Consulting Ltd. She has led and provided oversight for several epidemiologic surveys including serving as a Field Director for a longitudinal study on the implementation of a program for the reintegration and economic development of formerly abducted women in northern Uganda
Catherine holds a Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Antwerp and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Clark International University, Kampala. Catherine is passionate about contributing to the well-being of girls and women, especially in those communities with principal demographic factors that increase their vulnerability such as poverty, poor health, low levels of education, low family support due to gender inequality, and unfavorable geographic locations. She believes epidemiologic research must be motivated by measurable improvements to health access, equity, and outcomes for everyone.