Richard Mugwanya Kabuusu, BVM, MPH, CPH, PhD

Richard Mugwanya Kabuusu, BVM, MPH, CPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Public Health
Department of Pathobiology
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3672
Fax: (473) 444-1480


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Dr. Richard Kabuusu graduated from the Makerere University, Kampala Uganda with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) in 2000, and from the St. George’s University, Grenada with a MPH in 2002, and PhD in 2016. He was admitted to the Certificate in Public Health (CPH) in 2015.

Over the past 16 years, Dr. Kabuusu has been involved in numerous public health and veterinary medical research projects. His main research interests include, but not limited to, disease mapping, zoonotics, medical history, diagnostics, injury and infectious disease epidemiology, and ultrastructural pathology. He has published scientific articles in a number of journals and made presentations at many conferences. He has won several research and travel grants. He has also peer-reviewed for several scientific and professional journals. He is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. He has mentored several graduate and undergraduate students. He is also a research fellow at the Windward Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).

Richard is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada. He has considerable administrative experience. He was the Director of the Veterinary Public Health track in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Gt. George’s University for 5 years and has been the course director for the Clinical Pathology course for last 8 years. Following a successful joint research grant awarded by the European Union through EDULINK with Makerere University, Uganda and Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda, he developed a degree of Master in Animal Product Processing, Entrepenership and Safety (MAPPES) for St. George’s University. He was the coordinator of EDULINK activities at the St. George’s University.

Areas of Interest
Disease mapping, zoonotics, medical history, diagnostics, injury and infectious disease epidemiology, and ultrastructural pathology
International Veterinary Information Service, Uganda Veterinary Association, American Society for Microbiology, Windward Island Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF)
Selected Publications

Del-Pozo J., Mishra N, Kabuusu RM, Cheetham S, Eldar A, Bacharach E, Lipkin WI, Ferguson HW. Syncytial Hepatitis of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) is associated with Orthomyxovirus-Like virions in hepatocytes. Veterinary Pathology (2016): 0300985816658100.

Kabuusu RM, Lennon D. Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic in Grenada in the 18th Century: A Medical and Historical Analysis. Advances in Anthropology, 2014, 4, 119-123

Ferguson, HW, Kabuusu, R, Beltran, S, Reyes, E, Lince, JA, Del Pozo, J. (2014). Syncytial hepatitis of farmed tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.): a case report. Journal of fish diseases, 37(6), 583-589.

Kabuusu RM, Keku EO, Kiyini R, McCann TJ. Prevalence and patterns of self reported animal-related injury among veterinarians in metropolitan Kampala. Journal of Veterinary Science, 2010; 11:363-365.

Kabuusu RM, Stroup DF, Fernandez C. Risk factors and characteristics of canine transmissible venereal tumors in Grenada, West Indies. Veterinary Comparative Oncology, 2010; 8:50-55

Selected Projects

Syncytial hepatitis in tilapia

Pet and pet ownership in Grenada

Canine heartworm disease in Grenada

Human injuries caused by wild and domestic animals