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Samson Okello

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Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMSc05/2017Epidemiology
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, UgandaMMED01/2013Internal Medicine
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, UgandaMBchB01/2007Medicine and Surgery
2017 - 2022
Emerging Global Leader K43TW010715

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  1. Dagadu NA, Barker KM, Okello SBT, Kerner B, Simon C, Nabembezi D, Lundgren RI. Fostering gender equality and reproductive and sexual health among adolescents: results from a quasi-experimental study in Northern Uganda. BMJ Open. 2022 Mar 22; 12(3):e053203. PMID: 35318230.
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  2. Gilbert RF, Cichowitz C, Bibangambah P, Kim JH, Hemphill LC, Yang IT, Sentongo RN, Kakuhikire B, Christiani DC, Tsai AC, Okello S, Siedner MJ, North CM. Lung function and atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity in rural Uganda. BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Jan 05; 22(1):12. PMID: 34983492.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Bibangambah P, Hemphill LC, Acan M, Tsai AC, Sentongo RN, Kim JH, Yang IT, Siedner MJ, Okello S. Prevalence and correlates of carotid plaque in a mixed HIV-serostatus cohort in Uganda. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2021 12 15; 21(1):593. PMID: 34911457.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Okello S, Byaruhanga E, Akello SJ, Dwomoh E, Opio CK, Corey KE, Ocama P, Guo J, Muyindike WR, Turesky RJ, Christiani DC. Dietary Heterocyclic Amine Intake and Risk of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Rural Uganda. Int J Cancer Clin Res. 2021; 8(3). PMID: 35342792.
  5. Siedner MJ, Bibangambah P, Kim JH, Lankowski A, Chang JL, Yang IT, Kwon DS, North CM, Triant VA, Longenecker C, Ghoshhajra B, Peck RN, Sentongo RN, Gilbert R, Kakuhikire B, Boum Y, Haberer JE, Martin JN, Tracy R, Hunt PW, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC, Hemphill LC, Okello S. Treated HIV Infection and Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Rural Uganda: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 06 15; 10(12):e019994. PMID: 34096320.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Ameh S, Akeem BO, Ochimana C, Oluwasanu AO, Mohamed SF, Okello S, Muhihi A, Danaei G. A qualitative inquiry of access to and quality of primary healthcare in seven communities in East and West Africa (SevenCEWA): perspectives of stakeholders, healthcare providers and users. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 02 25; 22(1):45. PMID: 33632135.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Mugabirwe B, Flickinger T, Cox L, Ariho P, Dillingham R, Okello S. Acceptability and feasibility of a mobile health application for blood pressure monitoring in rural Uganda. JAMIA Open. 2021 Jul; 4(3):ooaa068. PMID: 34514350.
  8. Herbst AG, Olds P, Nuwagaba G, Okello S, Haberer J. Patient experiences and perspectives on hypertension at a major referral hospital in rural southwestern Uganda: a qualitative analysis. BMJ Open. 2021 01 06; 11(1):e040650. PMID: 33408202.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Aristide C, Okello S, Bwana M, Siedner MJ, Peck RN. Learning from People with HIV: Their Insights are Critical to Our Response to the Intersecting COVID-19 and HIV Pandemics in Africa. AIDS Behav. 2020 12; 24(12):3295-3298. PMID: 32607916.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  10. Okello S, Muhihi A, Mohamed SF, Ameh S, Ochimana C, Oluwasanu AO, Bolarinwa OA, Sewankambo N, Danaei G. Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control and predicted 10-year CVD risk: a cross-sectional study of seven communities in East and West Africa (SevenCEWA). BMC Public Health. 2020 Nov 13; 20(1):1706. PMID: 33187491.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Lugobe HM, Muhindo R, Kayondo M, Wilkinson I, Agaba DC, McEniery C, Okello S, Wylie BJ, Boatin AA. Risks of adverse perinatal and maternal outcomes among women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in southwestern Uganda. PLoS One. 2020; 15(10):e0241207. PMID: 33112915.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Fernández-Rhodes L, Young KL, Lilly AG, Raffield LM, Highland HM, Wojcik GL, Agler C, Love SM, Okello S, Petty LE, Graff M, Below JE, Divaris K, North KE. Importance of Genetic Studies of Cardiometabolic Disease in Diverse Populations. Circ Res. 2020 06 05; 126(12):1816-1840. PMID: 32496918.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Sando D, Kintu A, Okello S, Kawungezi PC, Guwatudde D, Mutungi G, Muyindike W, Menzies NA, Danaei G, Verguet S. Cost-effectiveness analysis of integrating screening and treatment of selected non-communicable diseases into HIV/AIDS treatment in Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 06; 23 Suppl 1:e25507. PMID: 32562364.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. Kintu A, Sando D, Okello S, Mutungi G, Guwatudde D, Menzies NA, Danaei G, Verguet S. Integrating care for non-communicable diseases into routine HIV services: key considerations for policy design in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 06; 23 Suppl 1:e25508. PMID: 32562370.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. Yang IT, Hemphill LC, Kim JH, Bibangambah P, Sentongo R, Kakuhire B, Plutzky J, Boum Y, Tsai AC, Okello S, Siedner MJ. To fast or not to fast: Lipid measurement and cardiovascular disease risk estimation in rural sub-Saharan Africa. J Glob Health. 2020 Jun; 10(1):010407. PMID: 32257155.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Okello S, Amir A, Bloomfield GS, Kentoffio K, Lugobe HM, Reynolds Z, Magodoro IM, North CM, Okello E, Peck R, Siedner MJ. Prevention of cardiovascular disease among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Mar - Apr; 63(2):149-159. PMID: 32035126.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Kentoffio K, Albano A, Koplan B, Feng M, Muthalaly RG, Campbell JI, Sentongo R, Tracy RP, Peck R, Okello S, Tsai AC, Siedner MJ. Electrocardiographic Evidence of Cardiac Disease by Sex and HIV Serostatus in Mbarara, Uganda. Glob Heart. 2019 12; 14(4):395-397. PMID: 31585846.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. North CM, MacNaughton P, Lai PS, Vallarino J, Okello S, Kakuhikire B, Tsai AC, Castro MC, Siedner MJ, Allen JG, Christiani DC. Personal carbon monoxide exposure, respiratory symptoms, and the potentially modifying roles of sex and HIV infection in rural Uganda: a cohort study. Environ Health. 2019 08 20; 18(1):73. PMID: 31429759.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Carr TA, Okello S, Some FF, Corey KE. Lessons Learned From and Future Opportunities for Global Health Endeavors by 2 Academic Gastroenterology Units. Gastroenterology. 2019 11; 157(5):1177-1179. PMID: 31356806.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Okello S, Kim JH, Sentongo RN, Tracy R, Tsai AC, Kakuhikire B, Siedner MJ. Blood pressure trajectories and the mediated effects of body mass index and HIV-related inflammation in a mixed cohort of people with and without HIV in rural Uganda. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019 08; 21(8):1230-1241. PMID: 31278845.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  21. Okello S, Akello SJ, Dwomoh E, Byaruhanga E, Opio CK, Zhang R, Corey KE, Muyindike WR, Ocama P, Christiani DD. Biomass fuel as a risk factor for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Health. 2019 07 01; 18(1):60. PMID: 31262333.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  22. Reid MJA, Ma Y, Golovaty I, Okello S, Sentongo R, Feng M, Tsai AC, Kakuhikire B, Tracy R, Hunt PW, Siedner M, Tien PC. Association of Gut Intestinal Integrity and Inflammation with Insulin Resistance in Adults Living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2019 07; 33(7):299-307. PMID: 31188016.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Manne-Goehler J, Kakuhikire B, Abaasabyoona S, Bärnighausen TW, Okello S, Tsai AC, Siedner MJ. Depressive Symptoms Before and After Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Among Older-Aged Individuals in Rural Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2019 Mar; 23(3):564-571. PMID: 30229388.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Muchira J, Stuart-Shor E, Manne-Goehler J, Lo J, Tsai AC, Kakukire B, Okello S, Siedner MJ. Validity of hemoglobin A1c for diagnosing diabetes among people with and without HIV in Uganda. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 04; 30(5):479-485. PMID: 30714875.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Okello S, Abeya FC, Lumori BAE, Akello SJ, Moore CC, Annex BH, Buda AJ. Validation of heart failure quality of life tool and usage to predict all-cause mortality in acute heart failure in Uganda: the Mbarara heart failure registry (MAHFER). BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 12 12; 18(1):232. PMID: 30541443.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Abdallah A, Chang JL, O'Carroll CB, Okello S, Olum S, Acan M, Aden AA, Chow FC, Siedner MJ. Validation of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Score in Uganda. Stroke. 2018 12; 49(12):3063-3066. PMID: 30571425.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. North CM, Muyanja D, Kakuhikire B, Tsai AC, Tracy RP, Hunt PW, Kwon DS, Christiani DC, Okello S, Siedner MJ. Brief Report: Systemic Inflammation, Immune Activation, and Impaired Lung Function Among People Living With HIV in Rural Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 08 15; 78(5):543-548. PMID: 29683991.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Siedner MJ, Zanni M, Tracy RP, Kwon DS, Tsai AC, Kakuhire B, Hunt PW, Okello S. Increased Systemic Inflammation and Gut Permeability Among Women With Treated HIV Infection in Rural Uganda. J Infect Dis. 2018 08 14; 218(6):922-926. PMID: 29718342.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Muiru AN, Bibangambah P, Hemphill L, Sentongo R, Kim JH, Triant VA, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC, Martin JN, Haberer JE, Boum Y, Plutzky J, Hunt PW, Okello S, Siedner MJ. Distribution and Performance of Cardiovascular Risk Scores in a Mixed Population of HIV-Infected and Community-Based HIV-Uninfected Individuals in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 08 01; 78(4):458-464. PMID: 29652762.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Mitton JA, North CM, Muyanja D, Okello S, Vorechovská D, Kakuhikire B, Tsai AC, Siedner MJ. Smoking cessation after engagement in HIV care in rural Uganda. AIDS Care. 2018 12; 30(12):1622-1629. PMID: 29879856.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Abeya FC, Lumori BAE, Akello SJ, Annex BH, Buda AJ, Okello S. Incidence and predictors of 6?months mortality after an acute heart failure event in rural Uganda: The Mbarara Heart Failure Registry (MAHFER). Int J Cardiol. 2018 08 01; 264:113-117. PMID: 29655949.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. North CM, Allen JG, Okello S, Sentongo R, Kakuhikire B, Ryan ET, Tsai AC, Christiani DC, Siedner MJ. HIV Infection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, and COPD in Rural Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study. Lung. 2018 02; 196(1):49-57. PMID: 29260309.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Bennet CS, Abeya FC, Hoffman A, Rwebembera J, Picard MH, Wood MJ, Okello S. Performance and Interpretation Training of Transthoracic Echocardiography in Resource-Limited Settings. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 10 10; 70(15):1940-1941. PMID: 28982509.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Okello S, Ueda P, Kanyesigye M, Byaruhanga E, Kiyimba A, Amanyire G, Kintu A, Fawzi WW, Muyindike WR, Danaei G. Association between HIV and blood pressure in adults and role of body weight as a mediator: Cross-sectional study in Uganda. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Nov; 19(11):1181-1191. PMID: 28895288.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Okello S, Asiimwe SB, Kanyesigye M, Muyindike WR, Boum Y, Mwebesa BB, Haberer JE, Huang Y, Williams K, Burdo TH, Tracy RP, Bangsberg DR, Mocello AR, Martin JN, Hunt PW, Siedner MJ. D-Dimer Levels and Traditional Risk Factors Are Associated With Incident Hypertension Among HIV-Infected Individuals Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 01; 73(4):396-402. PMID: 27171743.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Feinstein MJ, Kim JH, Bibangambah P, Sentongo R, Martin JN, Tsai AC, Bangsberg DR, Hemphill L, Triant VA, Boum Y, Hunt PW, Okello S, Siedner MJ. Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Carotid Atherosclerosis in a Mixed Cohort of HIV-Infected and Uninfected Ugandans. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 01; 33(1):49-56. PMID: 27476547.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Okello S, Churchill C, Owori R, Nasasira B, Tumuhimbise C, Abonga CL, Mutiibwa D, Christiani DC, Corey KE. Population attributable fraction of Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma due to smoking and alcohol in Uganda. BMC Cancer. 2016 07 11; 16:446. PMID: 27400987.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Okello S, Nasasira B, Muiru AN, Muyingo A. Validity and Reliability of a Self-Reported Measure of Antihypertensive Medication Adherence in Uganda. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0158499. PMID: 27367542.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Siedner MJ, Kim JH, Nakku RS, Hemphill L, Triant VA, Haberer JE, Martin JN, Boum Y, Kwon DS, Tsai AC, Hunt PW, Okello S, Bangsberg DR. HIV infection and arterial stiffness among older-adults taking antiretroviral therapy in rural Uganda. AIDS. 2016 Feb 20; 30(4):667-70. PMID: 26636926.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Asiimwe SB, Kanyesigye M, Bwana B, Okello S, Muyindike W. Predictors of dropout from care among HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at a public sector HIV treatment clinic in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 01; 16:43. PMID: 26832737.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Okello S, Kanyesigye M, Muyindike WR, Annex BH, Hunt PW, Haneuse S, Siedner MJ. Incidence and predictors of hypertension in adults with HIV-initiating antiretroviral therapy in south-western Uganda. J Hypertens. 2015 Oct; 33(10):2039-45. PMID: 26431192.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Siedner MJ, Kim JH, Nakku RS, Bibangambah P, Hemphill L, Triant VA, Haberer JE, Martin JN, Mocello AR, Boum Y, Kwon DS, Tracy RP, Burdo T, Huang Y, Cao H, Okello S, Bangsberg DR, Hunt PW. Persistent Immune Activation and Carotid Atherosclerosis in HIV-Infected Ugandans Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. J Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 01; 213(3):370-8. PMID: 26347573.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Okello S, Rogers O, Byamugisha A, Rwebembera J, Buda AJ. Characteristics of acute heart failure hospitalizations in a general medical ward in Southwestern Uganda. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 20; 176(3):1233-4. PMID: 25127332.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Okello S, Millard A, Owori R, Asiimwe SB, Siedner MJ, Rwebembera J, Wilson LA, Moore CC, Annex BH. Prevalence of lower extremity peripheral artery disease among adult diabetes patients in southwestern Uganda. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2014 Jun 10; 14:75. PMID: 24913468.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Asiimwe SB, Okello S, Moore CC. Frequency of vital signs monitoring and its association with mortality among adults with severe sepsis admitted to a general medical ward in Uganda. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e89879. PMID: 24587094.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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