Mr Kenneth Katumba


Research Degree Student
in Health Economics

Keppel Street
United Kingdom


Kenneth is a multi-disciplinary health economist with experience from France, West and East Africa. He is currently working on his PhD research, using behavioural economics insights and economics of sex work to investigate the role structural factors and behavioural traits play in HIV Prevention among female sex workers in Kampala, Uganda. He is also working as a health economist at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, where he has carried out and participated in a range of health economics research including cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions, wellbeing research, quality of life valuation studies, capacity building for health economics research, and strengthening policy uptake of research.

Kenneth has a Master of Public Health degree from the EHESP French School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics degree from Makerere University Kampala.


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
MRC - Uganda


Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Global Health Economics Centre


Kenneth has tutored and supervised masters students at the LSHTM. He has also delivered short health economics courses in Uganda.


Research Area
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Mixed methods
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Sexually transmitted disease

Selected Publications

Perspectives and Preferences for multi-purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) to address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Kenya and Uganda
Lanani L; Namukwaya S; Lipesa S; Kombo B; Omondi D; Shikuku J; Omomi C; Maina C; Malogo R; Katumba K
Female sex workers' preferences for Multi-Purpose Technologies to prevent HIV, other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies in Kampala, Uganda
Namukwaya S; Katumba K; Kayesu I; Nabalwanyi Z; Naluwooza R; Mayanja Y; Indravudh P; Quaife M; Gao L; Kuteesa M
Early care and support for young children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers in Uganda: The Baby Ubuntu feasibility trial.
Nanyunja C; Sadoo S; Kohli-Lynch M; Nalugya R; Nyonyintono J; Muhumuza A; Katumba KR; Trautner E; Magnusson B; Kabugo D
Front Pediatr
Incorporating Concern for Health Equity Into Resource Allocation Decisions: Development of a Tool and Population-Based Valuation for Uganda.
Yang F; Katumba KR; Greco G; Seeley J; Ekirapa-Kiracho E; Revill P; Griffin S
Value Health Reg Issues
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating the management of depression into routine HIV Care in Uganda (the HIV + D trial): A protocol for a cluster-randomised trial.
Kinyanda E; Kyohangirwe L; Mpango RS; Tusiime C; Ssebunnya J; Katumba K; Tenywa P; Mugisha J; Taasi G; Sentongo H
International journal of mental health systems
Incorporating health inequality impact into economic evaluation in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.
Yang F; Katumba KR; Griffin S
Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
Developing the EQ-5D-5L Value Set for Uganda Using the 'Lite' Protocol.
Yang F; Katumba KR; Roudijk B; Yang Z; Revill P; Griffin S; Ochanda PN; Lamorde M; Greco G; Seeley J
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