Moses Okumu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Moses Okumu’s program of research aims to develop, implement, and rigorously evaluate interventions that advance the sexual and mental health of youth facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, forced displacement, and HIV. He is particularly interested in exploring future applications of digital interventions for improving the social determinants of sexual and mental health outcomes of vulnerable youth in Black communities. His current research focuses on developing and evaluating digital health interventions that further HIV prevention cascades and prevent sexual and gender-based violence among forcibly displaced youth in Uganda. This research is driving current efforts to adapt and validate new measurement tools and digital delivery strategies for communities in sub-Saharan Africa and to translate research findings into evidence-based programs, interventions and policies at local, national and global levels.