Aida Kawuma, MSc
Aida is a pharmacist from Uganda with a Master’s degree in mathematical modeling of drug effects. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in pharmacometrics at the University of Cape Town. Her studies focus on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of dolutegravir, a new anti-retroviral agent.
Aida has previously applied modelling and simulation techniques to study efavirenz central nervous system side effects in African patients, as well as the dosing of a novel monoclonal antibody in a drug development setting. She has hands-on clinical research experience over several years as study pharmacist and project manager at a sickle cell disease clinic in Uganda.
Aida’s current role as program manager for Pharmacometrics Africa, oversees a comprehensive capacity development program in the field of quantitative clinical pharmacology on the African continent. This work expands on the training efforts she has been involved with at Makerere University, Uganda.