Ssewamala awarded $3.5M to study interventions in Uganda


Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and director of the International Center for Child Health and Development, and Byron Powell, co-director of the Brown School’s Center for Mental Health Services Research, all at Washington University in St. Louis, have won a five-year $3.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a new study in Uganda.

Noeline Nakasujja at Makerere University in Uganda is also part of the grant team.

The new study, Bridges2Scale (2023-28), will examine the use of implementation strategies to best support the implementation, scale-up and sustainment of the “Bridges to the Future” intervention.

Bridges is a multi-component economic empowerment intervention that has demonstrated effectiveness on HIV prevention, care and support in four NIH-funded randomized control trials in Uganda and one foundation-funded study in Kenya.

Learn more on the ICHAD webpage.