Editorial Board


University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Professor Jean Bosco Gahutu, MD, PhD, FHEA (UK) is Professor in Physiology and Director of Research and Innovation at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda. His research interests include physiology, nutrition and tropical medicine.
Deputy Editor
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Mi Ja Kim is Professor and Dean Emerita of the College of Nursing. She is the former Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include pulmonary physiology and nursing; cardiovascular nursing; global health; evaluation of the quality of nursing doctoral education.

Editorial Board Members

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Rwanda
Dr. Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera, MD, MPH, is Country Program Manager for AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in Rwanda. She is passionate about research mentorship and supports research at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda. Her research interests include infectious diseases especially HIV and co-morbidities, HPV and related cancers, adolescent health and implementation science research.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Nigeria
Dr. Paulin Basinga serves as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s country director for Nigeria, where he leads a growing team in the development and execution of the country plan, which fulfills the foundation’s programmatic priorities in Nigeria. Dr Basinga research interests include Primary Health Care programs and systems and link between Human Capital Development and Economic Growth. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health - University of Washington in Seattle.
University of Connecticut, USA
Dr. Deborah Chyun is Professor and Dean at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. She recently retired from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing where she served as Executive Associate Dean and as the former Director of the Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research and Theory Development. Her research interests include the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in adults with type 2 diabetes. Her background is in chronic disease epidemiology and intervention studies.
Rwanda Biomedical Center, Rwanda
Professor Jeanine Condo, MD, is the Director General of the Rwanda Biomedical Center. Her research interests include impact evaluation, maternal and child health and more especially nutrition
The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Professor Holli DeVon is a symptom scientist and head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include ischemic heart disease, other non-communicable diseases, and individuals that are vulnerable to poor health outcomes as a result of age, race/ethnicity, and/or low social status.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Emeritus Professor Richard Hurrell was appointed Full Professor of Human Nutrition at the Institute of Food Science and Nutrition in April 1994. His research interests include stable isotope techniques to measure mineral and trace element absorption in man, food factors influencing trace element and mineral absorption, food fortification, influence of diet and health (diabetes) and micronutrient (iron, iodine) deficiencies in the developing countries.
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Egide Kayitare is an Associate Professor experienced in domain of Pharmaceutics. He was born in 1967; he has completed Pharmacy Bachelor program in Rwanda, Masters program in Pharmacy Technology at University of Western Cape/RSA and PhD studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium from 2005 to 2010. He is a permanent academic staff of University of Rwanda since 1999, where has occupied two times the position of Head of Department.
Tulane University School of Medicine, USA
N. Kevin Krane, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. His publications and research interests focus on renal disease in pregnancy and enhancement of medical student education.
Ulster University
He is Professor and Dean at Ulster University. He has 250 publications and 11 books. He is Visiting Professor in Slovenia and Australia and chairs an accreditation panel in Hong Kong. He was adjunct professor at the University of Texas and Trinity College Dublin and Edinburgh Napier University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate. In 2017, he was appointed to chair Sub panel 3 for REF2021. In 2018 he chaired the Swedish Research Council’s Clinical Research Review.
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Professor Kato Njunwa, PhD, is the Team Leader for Research at the University of Rwanda. His research interests include medical entomology.
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Professor at University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health has been teaching since 1984 and responsible of some courses in the former Faculty of Medicine and Kigali Health Institute. I have also conducted several studies in qualitative and quantitative research approaches that have all be used. Number of papers published: over 20.
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Prof. Kadima Ntokamunda Justin is PharmD, Msc in Health Nuclear Science and Radioprotection, and PhD in Pharmacology. Now, He is Coordinator of a master degree in pharmaceutical sciences, Professor of pharmacology and therapeutic chemistry in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences/University of Rwanda and visiting professor in other Universities. His areas of interest in research are clinical pharmacology and phythotherapy for cardiovascular diseases, malaria, HIV/TB and cancer.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UZ Gent, Belgium
Professor Jan Philippé, MD, specialises in laboratory medicine at the Ghent University and the free University of Brussels, supervising the laboratory of hematology. He has been teaching at Ghent University, and Rwanda National University. His research interests include exploration of the leukemic stem cell and its role in acute myeloid leukemia and multi drug resistance.
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
I am a senior lecturer at the University of Rwanda. I have an experience in training and conducting scientific research for more than 15 years. I have worked a reviewer for various scientific journal and conferences. I served as the Director of Research, Ethics and Consultancy; 2011 – 2012, Dean School of Health Sciences and currently the Deputy Director of CEBE, at the University of Rwanda. I have published research papers related to health various journals.
Center for Global Health of UC Denver, USA
Professor Calvin Wilson, MD, is the founder and past Director of the Center for Global Health of UC Denver, which is dedicated to promoting and coordinating a variety of global health-related activities. His research interests include the control of tropical illnesses such as malaria, the effectiveness of community health programs and medical training methodologies across cultures, and in the sustainability of health development interventions in the developing world.

International Advisors

Harvard University, USA
Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, MD is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he serves as the Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine. His research interests include environmental toxicology and crisis in climate change and health projects in conflict regions.
Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Professor George Karani is a Professor of Environmental Health at the Centre for Occupational & Environmental Public Health. His research group work on PM10 & PM2.5 particulate matter, Poverty related diseases, Traffic accidents and Climate change.
Centre for International Child Health, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Tom Lissauer is Hon. Consultant Pediatrician and has developed several pediatric health partnership programs between Imperial College London and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Rwanda in conjunction with the Rwanda Pediatric Association and Rwanda Ministry of Health. These included introduction of the ETAT+ (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus Admission) course in the recognition of sick children for residents and hospital staff and improvement of neonatal care in hospitals. He is Hon. Professor of Pediatrics at University of Rwanda.
Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance, Tanzania
Leonard Mboera is the Leader of the Emerging and Vector-borne Disease Programme of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease-Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals. Between 1992 and 2017 he was Chief Research Scientist with the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research. He has broad interest and experiences in research in mosquito-borne diseases, ecohealth and infectious disease surveillance.
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Mukabana is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. His training and professional experience covers the broad areas of applied medical entomology / parasitology. He has a strong track record in the area of tropical vector borne infectious diseases research.
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Professor Terri Weaver is the Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include treatment adherence, analysis of treatment efficacy for obstructive sleep apnea, and mechanisms and outcomes of daytime sleepiness.