Ssewamala Awarded $3.5M to Study Interventions in Uganda

Faculty; Global; Public Health; Research

Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and director of the International Center for Child Health andDevelopment, 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.