MUST-MGH Global Health Staff
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH
Program Director, MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH is currently serving as the Program Director for the MGH-MUST Collaborative in Uganda. He has been working with the MGH Global Health-MUST community for the past 4 years as a co-PI with Dr. Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire at MUST, studying the safety and efficacy of inhaled nitric oxide in children with cerebral malaria. In addition, his funded technology development team is working with Dr. Data Santorino’s CAMTech team at MUST to develop safe and simple continuous positive airway support for infants and children with respiratory distress.
He is an Assistant in Pediatrics faculty member within the division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Mass General for Children and an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carroll received his medical degree from the Medical School for International Health, Israel, in collaboration with Columbia University Health Sciences, and also holds a Master of Public Health in International Health.
Kate coordinates the partnership between Mass General Hospital in Boston, the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. She is responsible for building clinical departmental partnerships between MGH and MUST/MRRH, coordinating over 250 visitors to the Collaborative each year, and managing scholarships for students at MUST.
Kate studied French and European Studies at Scripps College in California. She has volunteered in Costa Rica, Nepal, and Paris and has worked in admissions, journalism, and nonprofits. She joined Mass General Global Health in 2013 as Executive Assistant to MGH Global Health Director David Bangsberg, MD, MPH. She then worked as Project Manager for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), the MGH Global Health program focused on accelerating medical innovation in low- and middle-income countries.
Palka completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. After her residency, she joined Baylor College of Medicine’s Global Health Corps. Through this position she spent a year working with a special program directed through Texas Children’s Hospital focusing on the screening and treatment of sickle cell disease in Angola. In this role she worked with team members to expand newborn screening of sickle cell disease from maternities to health centers, trained local physicians and health care providers, and treated children with sickle cell disease in a specialty clinic.
Palka’s ultimate goals are to incorporate global health sustainably with academic medicine into a lifelong career. Her work in Angola has provided a stepping stone of practical international experience, and she joins the MGH-GPC program as Uganda Site Director to continue gaining important experience to help achieve her goals.
Program Manager, MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative
Annet manages Departmental Partnerships between MGH and MUST/MRRH and safety and security of GHC staff and collaboration visitors.
She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from Mbarara University-Uganda. She also holds a bachelors degree of Education from Makerere University Kampala- Uganda; where she specialized in economics and religious studies.
Ms. Kembabazi has 10 years experience of project management and clinical research coordination in resource limited setting (Mbarara-Uganda). She also coordinated the Uganda Aids Rural Treatment outcomes (UARTO) Study; the longest longitudinal study that the program has had and managed over 25 staff under this project. She have helped start the Measuring Early Treatment Adherence (META) project which currently has over 95% participant rendition and have trained several staff members and international visitors on how to carry out research in Mbarara.
Annet has vast experiencing working with both national and international collaborators for the GHC.
Visitor Coordinator, MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative
Rhina coordinates logistics for rotations and visitations for international partners; keeping track of over 250 visitors visiting MUST/MRRH annually, and managing the visitors’ schedules and visit objectives.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems (MSc.IS), a post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (PPM), and a Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology (IT) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
She worked as a Administrative Assistant and Data Manager for a clinical trial research study, Cryptococcal Optimal ART Timing (COAT Trial) with Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Uganda in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, USA for 3 years. She then joined the MUST-MGH Collaborative as a Project Coordinator with SQUAD (Surgical Services Quality Assurance Database) project and the MUST-ENT department in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), USA. Rhina has 6 years of experience as a Project Coordinator in research and academic programs in areas of Administration and Data Management working on different projects.
MGH Guest House Manager
Ms. Namusimbi has been working with Mass General Global Health for 7 years as the MGH Guesthouse Manager. Before, she worked with the previous GHC Collaborative Site Director Nneka Emenyonu. Ms. Namusimbi manages the comings and goings of the visitors to the Guesthouse and prepares a home-cooked breakfast for the guests every morning. She and her family stay at the Annex right next to the Guesthouse so are always nearby. If you have any questions about your upcoming stay, please feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or +256(0) 782.351.919.
IRB and Infrastructure Manager, MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative
Mr. Turinawe has been working with Global Health Collaborative since 2015 as the IRB Coordinator and Infrastructure Manager.
Previously he worked as a Project Coordinator for HURAPRIM Project at MUST a collaboration between Ghent University, Oxford university, Medical University of Vienna, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, University of Botswana, Ahfad University for Women In Sudan, and the University de Bamako in Mali. He supervised a four years PEPFAR/USAID funded Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program in Mbarara District.
Ezra holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management of Uganda Christian University and an Honors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration at the same institution. He has extensive knowledge in project and financial management, Human Resource Management, research ethics, community development to mention but a few.
IT Manager, MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative
Mr. Turyasingura holds a bachelor of science in computer science degree from Makerere University, Kampala. A diploma in Secondary Education from National Teachers College, Kabale. He also holds a professional certificate in Cisco computer networking Associate (CCNA).
Julius has over 10 years experience in Information Technology management, support, Network design and setup, computer system installations and maintenance.
He worked at Computer Point Ltd,Kampala-Uganda from 2005-2006 as an IT Technical support Engineer before joining MUST-MGH Global Health Collaborative.