Dr. Miriam Laker-Oketta


Miriam Laker-Oketta is a Medical doctor and Clinical Researcher at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere College of Health Sciences. With advanced training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her current research focus is HIV malignancies specifically Kaposi’s sarcoma epidemiology, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. She led the development of training manuals on early detection of Kaposi’s sarcoma for health care workers; they are now in use in Uganda and HIV clinics in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. She, also, led the development of media for community education for early diagnosis of Kaposi’s sarcoma. She is also faculty in the Clinical Epidemiology course of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Faculty in the Implementation Sciences program in the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Email: drmiriam@yahoo.com