Sylvia has over seven years experience in the field of Public Health and Epidemiology. She started her career under the World Bank/Millenium Science Initiative (MSI) studentship with which she was able to provide baseline information in preparation for malaria vaccine trials in Apac District, Northern Uganda. She gained exceptional skills in conducting population based research and mobilization. She has also previously worked with Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration in Eastern Uganda on malaria and HIV projects in different aspects including patient follow-up in communities, Laboratory based research and activity co-ordination. Sylvia has equally conducted research on venous thromboembolism and hormone use in women using a UK database. Before joining IHSU, Sylvia had been working in Public Health consultancy at Global Research Consult in collaboration with Makerere University School of Public Health, where she had been involved in community research focusing on various aspects including Nutrition and Health service delivery.

Training: MSc. Applied Epidemiology (University of Nottingham, UK), MSc. Biomedical Laboratory Science and Management (Makerere University), BSc. Biological Sciences (Kyambogo University)

Research Interests

Infectious diseases especially malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis and non-communicable diseases including Diabetes, cervical cancer, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and malnutrition in children.

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology and Health Sciences Research.


  • Myaing M. Nyunt, Vy K. Nguyen, Richard Kajubi, Liusheng Huang, Joshua Ssebuliba, Sylvia Kiconco, Moses W. Mwima, Jane Achan, Francesca Aweeka, Sunil Parikh, and Norah Mwebaza, 2016. “Artemether-Lumefantrine Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Response Are Minimally Altered in Pregnant Ugandan Women Treated for Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria”, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 60(3):1274-1282.  
  • Sunil Parikh, Richard Kajubi, Liusheng Huang, Joshua Ssebuliba, Sylvia Kiconco, Qin Gao, Fangyong Li, Moses Were, Abel Kakuru, Jane Achan, Norah Mwebaza, and Francesca T. Aweeka, 2016. “Antiretroviral Choice for HIV Impacts Antimalarial Exposure and Treatment Outcomes in Ugandan Children”, Clinical Infectious Diseases; 63 (3):414-422.  

Sylvia Kiconco
Lecturer IPHM 

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