Medical Research Council of Uganda
Harriet Mpairwe is a clinician, epidemiologist and senior scientist based at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Uganda. She obtained her Master’s degree (Epidemiology) and PhD from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her main research interest is to understand the underlying causes of chronic inflammation in asthma and allergic conditions. She had over eight years’ post-doctoral research experience in conducting immuno-epidemiology studies investigating the possible immunomodulation of helminths in asthma and allergic conditions. She has recently concluded her Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship, during which she conducted a case-control study involving 1,700 schoolchildren. She is currently involved in a multicounty study investigating asthma phenotypes. Her upcoming project will focus on the causes of the rural-urban disparities in asthma and allergy risk among children and adolescents in developing countries. Harriet is an affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences.