Moses completed his PhD at Umea University in Sweden at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health. He is a Ugandan and for the past 10+ years, he has worked at Makerere University School of Public Health. In 2021, he came to the University of Waterloo because, in his words, it is a world class institution that promotes free expression and inquiry. These are characteristics that Moses holds dearly, given his quest to contribute to more responsive health systems through his research.
Currently, Moses is working on methods of building public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines and public health programs in general. This involves engaging with different stakeholders and communities to understand their concerns and collaboratively developing solutions to overcome them. Moses finds this work incredibly important and interesting for several reasons. First, and most obviously, progress in this area will contribute to our return to normalcy sooner rather than later. On a more long-term level, it will help to create trust between public health agencies and the populations they serve. Trust is critical for creating a health system and public health programs that are truly responsive to community needs.