Who's Who

Richard Muwonge


Screening Group



Academic Degrees

2008PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
1999MastersStatisticsMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
1994BachelorStatisticsMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluation of the efficacy of physical examination of the breast in reducing breast cancer mortality: A cluster randomized trial involving 120,000 women (Statistician)

  • Evaluation of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a single-round of visual, cytology and HPV screening in reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Osmanabad district, India: Cluster randomized controlled trial involving 140,000 women (Statistician)

  • Evaluation of the comparative efficacy of 2- vs. 3-doses of HPV vaccination in preventing cervical neoplasia: Multicentre cluster randomized trial involving 20,000 girls (Statistician)

  • Evaluation of oral cancer screening by health workers in a randomized intervention trial in Kerala, India (Statistician)

  • Cervical Cancer Prevention in HIV infected Women in Pune, India (Co-investigator)

Selected Publications

Sankaranarayanan R, Ramadas K, Thara S, Muwonge R, Prabhakar J, Augustine P, Venugopal M, Anju G, Mathew BS (2011) Clinical breast examination: preliminary results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in India J Natl Cancer Inst (103) : 1476-80

Muwonge R, Manuel MG, Filipe AP, Dumas JB, Frank MR, Sankaranarayanan R (2010) Visual screening for early detection of cervical neoplasia in Angola Int J Gynaecol Obstet (111) : 68-72

Muwonge R, Mbalawa C, Keita N, Dolo A, Nouhou H, Nacoulma M, Malanda J, Koulibaly M, Bayo S, Sankaranarayanan R (2009) Performance of colposcopy in five sub-Saharan African countries BJOG (116) : 829-37

Muwonge R, Ramadas K, Sankila R, Thara S, Thomas G, Vinoda J, Sankaranarayanan R (2008) Role of tobacco smoking, chewing and alcohol drinking in the risk of oral cancer in Trivandrum, India: A nested case-control design using incident cancer cases Oral Oncol (44) : 446-54

Muwonge R, Walter SD, Wesley RS, Basu P, Shastri SS, Thara S, Mbalawa CG, Sankaranarayanan R (2007) Assessing the gain in diagnostic performance when two visual inspection methods are combined for cervical cancer prevention J Med Screen (14) : 144-50

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of IARC Biostatistics committee