Denis Akankunda Bwesigye
Denis Akankunda Bwesigye is currently working as a Deputy Director for Columbia University’s Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care (sidHARTe), a joint initiative between Columbia University and the Ministries of Health in Ghana and Rwanda. Denis is a public health professional with over 10 years of experience that span the United States, South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. His public health interest focuses on emergency health services, HIV/AIDS, and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH). Denis has worked on projects funded through various donors such as the NIH, CDC, USAID/PEPFAR, and UNDP. His experiences span the fields of design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation, and systems informatics in health programs. Moreover, he has authored and co-authored a number of research and news publications on a wide variety of health topics as a way to promote health outcomes among diverse populations. He received his MA in Population and Reproductive Health Research from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and his doctorate in Public Health Policy Management from the University of Albany.