Lillian Aaca Okui

Master of Public Health candidate

Bachelor of Medicine, Makerere University
Bachelor of Surgery, Makerere University
Uganda Advanced Certification of Education, Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga
Uganda Certification of Education, Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga
Certificate from Summer Institute for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lillian Aaca Okui earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She also holds an Advanced Certificate of Education from Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga, also in Uganda, and she earned a Certificate from the Summer Institutes for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health after winning a Fogarty AIDS Scholarship to attend the program. She currently works as a medical officer for Kumi Hospital in Uganda, where she serves in the Pediatric Ward and is in charge of the Public Health Department. She completed her residency in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, and surgery at Mulago Hospital, Uganda.

Uganda

Epidemiology and biostatistics

What are your career goals?

To be a champion of women and children’s health

What sparked your interest in global health?

As a fourth-year medical student studying public health, Lillian Aaca Okui volunteered at a rural hospital in eastern Uganda. She came to see that clinical medicine alone wasn’t the answer for the patients she treating, including over 200 children sick with malaria each day. Okui wanted to work with public health professionals in Uganda to understand the root of pressing health problems in order to implement effective prevention and intervention strategies.

To that end, Okui played a key role in launching an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kumi Hospital in Uganda, which now serves over 500 patients, most of them women and children.

People

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs
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Projects

Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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