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Name: Dr. Godfrey Zari Rukundo
Department: Psychiatry
1) PhD-Suicidology (MUST)

2) Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ELFT)

 3)  MMed Psychiatry (Mak)


Academic Rank: Senior Lecturer

Current Responsibilities

1) Head, Department of Psychiatry

2) Chair, Quality Assurance Committee, FoM

3) Contact Person, Strategic Planning, FoM

4) Member, University Quality Assurance Committee

5) Member, Kayanja Fellowship Committee

B. Research
Previous Research Project:
Title of research: Suicidality in HIV/AIDS in Semi-Urban Uganda: A cross-sectional analytical study

Start date: July 2009

Source of Funding: MUST/CRISE

End date: January 2014

Title of researchExploring the Role of Graduate students in the Training and learning of Undergraduate students in Ugandan Medical schools

Start date: October 2013

End Date: November 2015

Source of funding: MEPI-MESAU-NIH

Title of research: Availability, Accessibility and Utilisation of Teenager friendly   Antenatal Services in Mbarara Municipality in Southwestern Uganda

Start date: June 2013

End date: November 2015

Source of funding: MicroResearch-Canada


C.  Current Research Projects

Title of research: Identification of Psycho-biological Mechanisms of the Dissociative Subtype of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Refugees Settled in Uganda

Start date: September 2014

End date: Ongoing

Source of Funding: University of Konstanz, Germany

D.  Academic peer reviewed publications Journal articles in the last Five years

 1.    Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Brian Mishara and Eugene Kinyanda        (2016):  Psychological    correlates of suicidality in HIV/AIDS in semi-urban south-western Uganda. Tropical doctor.  doi:10.1177/0049475515623110

  1. Scholastic Ashaba, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Florence Beinempaka, Moses Ntaro and John C. LeBlanc (2015): Maternal depression and malnutrition in children in southwest Uganda: a case control study. BMC Public Health. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2644-y
  1. Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Nakasujja N And Musisi S (2013). Psychological distress among adults admitted to medical and surgical wards of a regional referral hospital, Uganda: African Health Sciences 13(1): 82-86.
  1. Sam Ononge, Charles Karamagi, Clemensia Nakabiito, Julius Wandabwa, Florence Mirembe, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Larissa Jennings. Predictors of unknown HIV serostatus at the time of labor and delivery in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 124, (3), Pages 235-239, 2014


  1. David Mukunya1, Samuel Kizito1, Tonny Orach, Regina Ndagire, Emily Tumwakire, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Ezekiel Mupere and Sarah Kiguli. Knowledge of integrated management of childhood illnesses community and family practices (C-IMCI) and association with child undernutrition in Northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study BMC Public Health 2014, 14:976
  1. Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Catherine Mwesigwa, Samuel Maling, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Mike Kagawa, David L. Kitara, Sarah Kiguli (2014). Implementing the Angoff method of standard setting using 1 post-graduate students: practical and affordable in resource-limited settings. Pan African Medical Journal. 2014; 19:382 doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.19.382.5283


  1. Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Musisi S and Nakasujja N. Psychiatric morbidity among physically ill patients in a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital: African Health Sciences 13(1): 87-93


  1. Patric Lundberg, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Schola Ashaba, Anna Thorson, Peter Allebeck, Per-Olof Ostergren and Elizabeth Cantor-Graae (2011). Poor mental health and sexual risk behaviours in Uganda: A cross-sectional population-based study. BMC Public Health, 11:125


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