Who's Who

Richard Muwonge


Screening Group



Academic Degrees

2008PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
1999MastersStatisticsMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
1994BachelorStatisticsMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

Current Research Projects

  • Extended follow up of the participants of a cluster randomized controlled trial involving 120,000women to evaluate breast cancer screening by clinical breast examination in Trivandrum District, Kerala, India (Statistician)

  • Randomized trial of cytology triage vs. no triage of HPV positive women in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer in Barshi, Osmanabad district, Maharashtra, India (Statistician)

  • Randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Liger Thermal Coagulator (a.k.a thermal ablation or cold coagulation) vs Cryocautery and vs LLETZ to prevent cervical neoplasia in VIA positive women in Zambia (Statistician)

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

  • Extended follow-up of the participants of the Indian HPV vaccine trial to evaluate the effectiveness of less than three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia (Statistician)

Selected Publications

Muwonge R, Ngo Mbus L, Ngoma T, Gombe Mbalawa C, Dolo A, da Ganda Manuel M, Nouhou H, Nacoulma M, Mwaiselage J, Koulibaly M, Bayo S, Nsonde Malanda J, De Vuyst H, Herrero R, Sankaranarayanan R, Keita N. Socio-demographic and reproductive determinants of cervical neoplasia in seven sub-Sahara African countries. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27(12): 1437-46.

Sankaranarayanan R, Prabhu PR, Pawlita M, Gheit T, Bhatla N, Muwonge R, Nene BM, Esmy PO, Joshi S, Poli UR, Jivarajani P, Verma Y, Zomawia E, Siddiqi M, Shastri SS, Jayant K, Malvi SG, Lucas E, Michel A, Butt J, Vijayamma JM, Sankaran S, Kannan TP, Varghese R, Divate U, Thomas S, Joshi G, Willhauck-Fleckenstein M, Waterboer T, Muller M, Sehr P, Hingmire S, Kriplani A, Mishra G, Pimple S, Jadhav R, Sauvaget C, Tommasino M, Pillai MR. Immunogenicity and HPV infection after one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in girls in India: a multicentre prospective cohort study. Lancet Oncol 2016; 17(1): 67-77.

Muwonge R, Wesley RS, Nene BM, Shastri SS, Jayant K, Malvi SG, Thara S, Sankaranarayanan R. Evaluation of cytology and visual triage of human papillomavirus-positive women in cervical cancer prevention in India. Int J Cancer 2014; 134(12): 2902-9.

Khuhaprema T, Sangrajrang S, Lalitwongsa S, Chokvanitphong V, Raunroadroong T, Ratanachu-Ek T, Muwonge R, Lucas E, Wild C, Sankaranarayanan R. Organised colorectal cancer screening in Lampang Province, Thailand: preliminary results from a pilot implementation programme. BMJ Open 2014; 4(1): e003671.

Sankaranarayanan R, Ramadas K, Thara S, Muwonge R, Thomas G, Anju G, Mathew B. Long term effect of visual screening on oral cancer incidence and mortality in a randomized trial in Kerala, India. Oral Oncol 2013; 49(4): 314-21.

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of IARC Biostatistics committee