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George Pariyo, PhD

  • Senior Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E8648
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-502-5790

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2000
MBCHB, Makerere University, 1989

Overview

Over 24 years in Global/Public Health, served at national and global levels. Experiences include mid-level health program management and evaluation, evidence synthesis, development of national health strategies, health policy and systems research, epidemiological research, implementation research, analysis and support of international programs.

Previously served as Senior Specialist, Outcomes and Impact/M&E, Gavi Alliance Secretariat (Geneva) and as Team Leader, Knowledge Brokering and Evidence, WHO/GHWA (Geneva); Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor and Head, Dept of Health Policy, Planning and Management, Makerere University SPH; Research Fellow, Makerere; Medical Officer, Uganda MOH;

Education - Graduated Makerere Med School (1989), PhD at JHU (2000).

Honors and Awards

Honors

  • September 2013 - Recognized in Marquis’ Who is Who in the World 2014 Edition for contributions as physician and Public Health scientist

  • May 2010 - Inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter

Awards

  • 2014 - Merit award for supporting the development and teaching on the Makerere University/CDC Fellowship Program in the Management of HIV/AIDS programs 2007-2010

  • 2009 - Merit award for service as Founding Head/Chair of Makerere University’s Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management

  • 1996 – 1997 – PhD Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation

  • 1998 - 1999 - African Dissertation Internship Award, Rockefeller Foundation

  • I am interested in designing and conducting research that tests new or innovative strategies and ways to deliver or optimize health interventions to achieve universal health coverage at a cost 
  • that the countries, communities and families can afford. Special areas of focus include Health Systems in Low and Middle Income 
  • Countries, Health Workforce, delivery of vaccines and immunizations, quality of care for MNCH, information systems, and data quality. 

Selected publications representative of reasearch and professional  interests   The 5 publications shown here are illustrative of some of my main research and professional interests which include but are not limited to: issues of health sector reforms and their effects on equity of health care access and utlization (publication 1); tesing innovations that can help increase access to key interventions (publication 2); role of academic institutions in health workforce development and generating knowledge for improved health in LMIC setting (publication 3); synthesis of evidence on health systems interventions (publication 4) and analysis of factors and interventions that address common illnesses affecting mothers and children in LMICs (publication 5).

  • Pariyo GW, Ekirapa EK, Okui O, Peterson S, Bishai D, Lucas H, Sabates-Wheeler R, Peters DH. Changes in utilization of health services among poor and rural residents in Uganda: are reforms benefitting the poor? International Journal for Equity in Health 2009, 8:39

  • George W. Pariyo, Chrispus Mayora, Olico Okui, Freddie Ssengooba, David H. Peters, David Serwadda, Henry Lucas, Gerald Bloom, Hafizur M. Rahman, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho. “Exploring new health markets: Experiences from informal providers of transport for maternal health services in Eastern Uganda”. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011, 11(Suppl 1):S10 (9 March 2011).

  • George Pariyo, David Serwadda, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Sara Groves, Robert C. Bollinger, David H. Peters. “A Grander Challenge: The Case of How Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) Contributes to Health Outcomes in Africa”. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011, 11(Suppl 1):S2 (9 March 2011).

  • Kiwanuka SN, Kinengyere AA, Nalwadda C, Ssengooba F, Okui O, Pariyo GW. “Effects of interventions to manage dual practice”. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD008405. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008405.

  • Elizeus Rutebemberwa, George Pariyo, Stefan Peterson, Goran Tomson2, Karin Kallander2. Determinants of utilization of public or private health care providers by febrile children in Uganda.  Malaria Journal 2009, 8:45. (2009).