Dr. Ronnie Kasirye is an Investigator and Program Manager for the Mirasol trial (MERIT). A trial evaluating the use of pathogen reduction technology to improve blood safety.
He is an Epidemiologist with vast experience in clinical research and management in health. Before joining MU-JHU he worked as the Deputy Director for the Ugandan Academy for Health Innovations and Impact at the Infectious Disease Institute, a Postdoctoral fellow with the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (Tanzania), and a Senior Scientist with the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS. Most of his work has been in the fields of HIV and malaria where he has authored a number of publications.
Ronnie holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London) and a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University.