SETC Immediate Past President

SETC Immediate Past President:
Leonard Ntaate Mukasa, MBChB, PhD


As a leader of the SETC, I would like to provide continuity and strengthen SETC, now that we are an established organization at NTCA. I have been mentored by giants in the TB community, including Dr. Bill Stead and Dr. Joe Bates. I want to bring my experience shadowing these giants to SETC.
Leonard Mukasa


Leonard has been Chief Epidemiology Officer in the Tuberculosis Control Program in Arkansas for 14 years and serves as the co-Principal Investigator on the CDC funded Cooperative Agreement, 2015-2019.

One of his areas of interest is molecular epidemiology of TB. Over the years, he has been a keen student and the voice of the challenge of TB among the Marshallese in Arkansas. He supervises the TB Program web-based registry deployed in all 75 counties and supervises a web-based database for tracking TB screening in foreign-born students in 35 institutions of higher learning and in 240 nursing homes in Arkansas. Since 2012, he has served as the Refugee Health Coordinator in the Arkansas Department Health. Leonard is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Leonard received his MBChB from the Makerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Epidemiology, and an MS and PhD in Epidemiology/Preventive Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Leonard’s doctoral dissertation was in TB drug resistance and directly observed therapy.