Research Team


Keng-Yen Huang


Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH

NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health




Janet Nakigudde, PHD, 

Makerere University College of Health Sceinces, Department of Psychiatry


Embedded Research Translation Lead:

Elizabeth Kasirye

Ministry of Education                           


Hafsa Lukwata

Ministry of Health

Project Information

Catalyzing Change in Education through a Transformative Learning Collaborative: Scaling-Up of a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum in Uganda





Lead Institution:    

New York University, School of Medicine

Co-PI Institution:    

Makerere University College of Health Sciences


Global Health Uganda

Busubizi Core Primary Teacher College in Mityana District

Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Education, Uganda

Final Budget:    $241,041

Project Length:    24 months

Research Goals:

To promote Uganda children’s SEC and education gaps, transforming current education system by improving SEL programs/curriculum for both teachers and children is this application is to respond to this need by testing a locally supported evidence-based-intervention (EBI) that consider both teachers and students’ social emotional needs. The EBI considered in this study is ParentCorps-Professional Development (PD), a school-based EBI that trains, empower, and support teachers to apply EBI strategies to promote child SEL and academic learning, and reduce behavioral problems.

Embedded Research Translation Product & Audience:

  1. Culturally tailored SEL/PD curriculum and intervention program adapted for use by teachers and students (including program manuals, operated defined procedure to implement the SEL program); 
  2. A scalable SEL intervention implementation model that can be implemented by Teacher Training College (TTC), with support from MOE-MOH-Academic partners; and 
  3. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness reports for policy recommendations. 

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