Founding director of Center for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) at Makerere University.
Rhona Mijumbi-Deve is the founding director of the Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) at Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences. She is also a senior lecturer of public policy at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), where part of her portfolio is to head the Malalwi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Clinical Research Programme’s Policy Unit. Rhona trained as a medical doctor and following several years of working as a clinician and researcher, she has concentrated her efforts in understanding, supporting and improve the science-policy nexus.
Rhona has been instrumental in building and advocating for the use of data, information and research for strengthening decisions and policies in the region and globally, and has been instrumental in scaling up the concept of rapid evidence synthesis for policymaking. She holds a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, another in International Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy.