1 CURRICULUM VITAE LOUM STEVEN LABONGO CONSTANTINE, NUTRITIONIST/MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST, PhD Gulu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, P.O Box 166, Gulu, Uganda Tel: Profile: Dr. Loum is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public and Mental Health in Gulu University Faculty of Medicine, he is also an affiliate of Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (Food Security and Postharvest Technology Department, program of advance community nutrition); His key research interests are food security and community nutrition; population studies and refugees issues, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; health systems, health policy research and maternal and child health. Dr. Loum is a holder of Level 1 Certificate of Achievement of the FAO hosted Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), November Dr. Loum until April 2014 was a Lecturer and Postdoctoral researcher, at Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Kenya, was assistant principal investigator to the African Health System Initiative project activities while offering lectures in the area of human nutrition and qualitative research methods. Dr. Loum has a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, Masters of Science in International Primary Health Care (University of London) and Master in Agricultural and Rural Development (Ghent University, Belgium) as well as a PhD of the University of Vienna in Cultural and Social Anthropology with medical anthropology as major. Dr. Loum as a nutritionist has a wealth of experience in the management of nutrition problems in children and working in the community through health outreach programmes; he is also knowledgeable in planning district health programmes. Having worked as a nutritionist in a national referral hospital, Ministry of Health Uganda, he helped set up a therapeutic feeding programme for management of severe malnutrition as well as linking it to the supplementary feeding programme as a way of promoting community food security. Dr. Loum was and is still actively engaged in the tutoring of Clinical officers and nursing students in the field of community nutrition and research methods.
2 Education and Professional Qualification: Level 1 Certificate of Achievement, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, November, PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology with medical anthropology major, focusing on the impact of antiretroviral treatment on infant quality of life, University of Vienna, Austria Master of Science in International Primary Health Care, University of London, UK, Masters of Science in Agricultural Development, University of Ghent, Belgium Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Ghent, Belgium Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Uganda, Key Professional skills/competencies: Ability to assess communities needs and design interventions for improvement. Strong qualitative research skills Community mobilization skills Strong team player and leadership skills Training and facilitation skills Program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation Project management skills Proposal writing skills Strong research skills Writing and publications Computer skills PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Lecturer, Departments of Public and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University, Gulu. June 2016 On-going. Duties and Responsibilities Lecturing in the courses, Bachelor and Master of Public Health/Master of Medical Anthropology and Bachelor of Medicine Examining postgraduate students in their thesis work Leading the research programme of the medical school. International research networking Supervision of students dissertations and research works Other duties assigned by the faculty or university.
3 Senior Lecturer/Assistant Director, APPEAR at Gulu University Medical School Department of Mental Health, programme of Medical Anthropology, Gulu. April 2014 November Duties and Responsibilities Lecturing in the course, Master of Medical Anthropology Support Management of the course programme under the APPEAR Project. Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Lecturer at Tropical Institute of Community Health Great Lakes University of Kisumu April, 2014 Duties and Responsibilities Assistant Principal Investigator African Health System Initiative; overseeing of overall project activities, data management and research output. Implementation of planned research activities for the postdoctoral research work. Providing lectures to Community Nutrition and Health students at bachelor and masters level. Liaising with partner institutions to implement joint health initiatives Participation in research and consultancies Supervising students theses/dissertation work Research Assistant/PhD Fellow, Unit Ethnomedicine & International Health, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna., Duties & Responsibilities: Organizing journal discussions with undergraduate medical students in international health Supporting the write up of grant proposals for relevant research in which the department is engaged in. Performing desk reviews of research articles that are used for training of students in public health and tropical medicine in developing countries. Carrying out research activities for the doctoral research project. Visiting Lecturer, Departments of Dietetics and Nutrition and Occupational Therapy at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, ; Duties and Responsibilities: Offering comparative lectures on health in developing and developed countries for undergraduate students. Offering lectures in the field of HIV/AIDS global situation, prevention care and treatment management with focus on developing nations. Leading seminar discussions on public health topics.
4 Nutritionist Ministry of Health, Uganda, Gulu District Referral Hospital, Duties and Responsibilities: Monitored patients diet and advised them on adequate balance diet needs, including diabetic and hypertensive patients. Managed severely malnourished children in therapeutic hospital unit. Taught Nutrition classes at Nurses and Clinical officers training schools as well as to Community Based Health Workers. Member of the technical team of the Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Uganda; participated in nutrition policy formulations. In collaboration with World Vision International, initiated and implemented supplementary feeding programme for children in Internally Displaced camps. Managed comprehensive Therapeutic Feeding Programme in two hospitals for the severely malnourished children within Gulu districts with the assistance of ACF UK, France, and USA. Worked jointly with World Food Programme to monitor food consumption for patients in hospitals and children discharged from therapeutic feeding programme to supplementary feeding programme, and submitted weekly report/statistics. Actively participated in setting up the basis of the World Bank Funded Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project in Gulu District, Uganda. Other Roles Performed: Part-time Tutor, Clinical officer training school offering community nutrition, Gulu school of Clinical officers training, Uganda Part-time Tutor, Lacor (Gulu) and Kalongo (Pader) schools of nursing; offering human nutrition course and nursing research, Uganda Managing a community base organization, Community Network for Social Justice (CNSJ), Gulu Uganda with a team of volunteers; offering poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and peace promotion and livelihood support activities for formally internally displaced persons in northern Uganda, 2004-to date. Research and Consultancy Activities: 1. Principal Investigator: Implication of antiretroviral therapy on children s health related quality of life in conflict situation: An exploratory study of Gulu district, Uganda. Funded by Austrian Development Cooperation/Agency; Vienna, Austria (PhD Project), Team Member: Development of course curriculum for a joint Masters programme in Medical Anthropology between Medical University of Vienna and Gulu University Faculty of Medicine to the Austrian Development Agency Team Leader: Designing Nutrition and livelihood programme for World Vision International Uganda Chapter in support of internally displaced persons in northern Uganda
5 4. Research Assistant: Baseline survey for the implementation of the World Bank Funded Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project, Gulu northern Uganda External Collaborative Research Engagement Team member: Field tools development for the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) which is implementing a multi-country research program aimed at Building African capacity to produce and use high quality health policy and systems research. Funded by European Commission, Participation in Conferences and Major Workshops: Loum, S.L.C., (2015). Challenges of Conducting HIV/AIDS Research in northern Uganda. Scientific Conference on HIV/AIDS organized by Gulu University and Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS), Research Academia and Sciences (RAS). Gulu, Hotel Churchill Courts; 27 th February Loum, S.L.C., Olayo, R., Buong, J., Were V. and Kaseje D.C.O., (2014): Uptake of Community Health Strategy in a nomadic setting: assessing the impact on maternal and child health indicators in Garissa Kenya. Presented at the first IGAD International Scientific Conference on Health Addis Ababa 3-6 December Loum, S.L.C. (2010): AIDS in Gulu northern Uganda: Ethnography of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and health perceptions in managing HIV/AIDS in children. Presented at the European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, Maynooth, Ireland August, Symposium by The Teresa Group Canada in Vienna: Children and HIV: Family Support First; Working together to achieve universal support and access to treatment. July, The Vienna2010, The XVIII International AIDS Conference, Rights Here, Right Now Vienna Austria. July, Loum, S.L.C.: The challenge of quality food production and eradication of food insecurity in the South. Presented at the IAAS World Congress, Belgium. July International Academic Awards: The Ernst Mach Follow Up Grant 2016: the grant was to initiate a programme on refugees programme at Gulu University; a three months visit to the Medical University of Vienna: 1 st April-30 th June Postdoctoral research grant at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu and University of Ottawa, Awarded the North-South Doctorate Scholarship of the Austrian Exchange service under the Austrian Development Cooperation for a PhD research fellowship. 2007/2010 Awarded VLIR Scholarship (Belgium), to study Complementary degree in Food Science and Nutrition. 2000/2001
6 Awarded DFID Grant through the British Council and Institute of Environment and Natural Resources for an In-Country training Course in Valuing of Natural Resources for District Policy Makers. April Significant Professional Contributions: As Assistant Principal Investigator, am coordinating the implementation of the African Health System Initiative (AHSI) project at Great Lakes University of Kisumu; data processing, reporting processes and information dissemination. Supported by IDRC Canada /2014. JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS: Patient Experience Journal Sept. 2014: Hind Sight is 20/20: Lesson learned after implementing the Experience Based Design approach in Ontario, Canada. Feb. 2015: Building national consensus on experiences of care. Supervision of Students theses (PhD): Professor Jack U. Kamiruka and Loum S.L. Constantine (PhD): Does Mentorship aid professional performance? Evaluation of nursing programs in Kenyan public universities; By Sherry Oluchina. Graduated 2014; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Professor Dan Owino Kaseje and Loum S.L. Constantine (PhD): Developing and testing community based referral and counter referral system: A strategy for improving maternal child health in Nyamira County Kenya; By Dominic Mogere. Successfully defended on 15 th April, 2015 at Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Supervision of Students theses (MSc): Mr. Wafula Charles and Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine: Factors influencing contraceptive utilisation among school going adolescents in Lilongwe rural district, Malawi; By Simeon Lijenje. Graduated, 2014; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Professor Richard Muga and Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine: Knowledge, attitude and practices on early infant diagnosis: A survey among health workers in Rachuonyo South; By Onyango Francis. Graduated, 2014; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and Professor John Alwar: Exploring experiences and perceptions of orphans and guardians after a mother has died of maternal death in Mangochi district, Malawi. By Mary Kumwanje Sibande; Graduated, 2014; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya.
7 Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and Professor Dan O. Kaseje: Is Boda-boda motorcycle taxi beneficial? A study on economic empowerment of boda-boda taxi operators in Kisumu Municipality, Kenya. By Andrew Obat Mbala; Graduated, 2014; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and Dr. Job Akuni: Assessing child labour in post conflict situation: A case of Gulu municipality. By Okello Goretti Odoki; Graduated, 2013; Gulu University, Uganda. Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and Dr. Ouma James: A profile Study of Malnutrition among under-five children in Vanga Health zone, Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo; By Malala Justice. Graduated, 2012; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and Professor Okeyo Steven: Uptake of antenatal care services by expectant women in Karemo Division, Siaya district, Kenya. By Were Florence; Graduated, 2012; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Loum S.L. Constantine and M. Oyugi Henry: Assessment of compliance to focused antenatal care among pregnant women in the third trimester in Kisumu east district hospital; By Anne Ayieko, Graduated 2012; Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. Publications: LOUM, L.S.C. (2014). Caregiving and the experience of health and illness in children living with HIV/AIDS in Gulu district northern Uganda: an ethnographic research narrative. The Patient Experience Journal, Vol. 1(1; 20): Available at: OLAYO, R., WAFULA, C., ASEYO, E., LOUM, C. and KASEJE, D. (2014). A quasiexperimental assessment of the effectiveness of the community health strategy on health outcomes in Kenya. BMC Health Services Research; 14(Suppl 1):S3) doi: / S1-S3. ODINDO, S.J., LOUM, C., ALWAR, J., OLAYO, R., MWAYI, A. and OYUGI, H., (2014). Assessment of association between socio-economic status and breast feeding practices among lactating mothers in Siaya County. Universal Journal of Medical Science; 2(4): 51-54; doi: /ujmsj MUSEVE, J., GONGERA, E.G., and LOUM, C.L., (2013). An analysis of uptake of HIV voluntary counseling and testing services: Case of Mount Kenya University students, Kenya. Public Policy and Administration research; 3(4): ISSN (Online). LOUM, L.S.C. (2013). Understanding the linkages in organizational and human relations: A review of social network analysis. The Qualitative Report, 19(Rev. 1), 1-6. Retrieved from: LOUM, L.S.C. (2013). Strategies for data gathering and reporting voices from the field: A review of Applied Ethnography: Guidelines for field research. The Qualitative Report, 18(Rev. 22), 1-7. Retrieved from:
8 LOUM, L.S.C. (2013). Choices, responsibility, and trade-offs: A review of designing research in the social sciences. The Qualitative Report, 18(Rev. 13), 1-4. Retrieved from: Co-author a book Chapter: BUKULUKI, P. & LOUM, S.L.C., (2009). Challenges and opportunities for scaling up ART access and utilization for children under five years in resource constrained settings. A case of Uganda. In Kutalek, R. & Prinz, A. (Eds.) Essays in Medical Anthropology. The Austrian Ethnomedical Society after Thirty Years. Vienna & Berlin, Lit Verlag. Authored a book chapter titled: LOUM, S.L.C., (2003). Transfer of appropriate technology in agriculture: The challenge of quality food production and eradication of food insecurity in the South. In Food Quality, a challenge for North and South. IAAS World Congress, IAAS Belgium vzw, Gent. Manuscripts in press prepared from my doctoral work. LOUM, L.S.C. (2014). Using conceptual framework in preparing a doctoral thesis in health research. The Qualitative Report; In Press.
9 REFEREES 1. Professor Leo Juma Ogallo Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agribusiness, Great Lakes University of Kisumu; P.O. BOX , Kisumu Kenya. Tel: Dr. Cyprian Opira, Executive Director Lacor St. Mary s Hospital, P.O. BOX 180, Gulu, Uganda. Tel: Mr. Too-Okema Lawrence, Senior Education Lecturer Deputy Chair, Soroti University Task Force P.O. BOX 211 Soroti, Uganda. Tel: Mr. Henry Oboke, Clinical Psychologist/Lecturer. Department of Mental Health, Gulu University, P.O. BOX 166, Gulu, Uganda. Tel: Mr. Dominic Mogere,Deputy Academic Registrar, Great Lakes University of Kisumu Tel: Professor Ipolto Okello-Uma, Professor of Agriculture Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University P.O. BOX 166, Gulu, Uganda. Tel: Professor Opiyo Auma Elizabeth, Director Institute of Research & Graduate Studies, Gulu University P.O. BOX 166, Gulu, Uganda. Tel: