Winters is a public health scientist, and formally trained in Medicine and Surgery at Makerere University, with additional training in Public health, Project Planning and Management. He has additional training in human genomics and genetics from National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). He is pursuing a PhD in Medicine at University of St Andrews; UK. His main research interests are in infectious diseases including HIV, TB and most recently COVID-19. He has been Investigator/Coordinator in studies including Xpert MTB/RIF evaluation and roll out studies, TB patient cost surveys, Quality of TB services assessments, HIV/TB Quality improvement projects, COVID-19 clinical trials with publications in peer reviewed journals

He previously coordinated the African Severe Asthma Project; a large multi-country project in Eastern Africa (Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia) that characterized severe asthma and was instrumental in setting up asthma care centers of excellence in the study sites.  Winters has previously coordinated the Virology, Immunology and Diagnostics Working group of the COVID-19 clinical research coalition (https://covid19crc.org), and is coordinator of the COVID-19 research group (COVIDRES) at MLI. He also coordinates the CONAT program whose purpose is to establish an adaptive clinical trial platform that will support the rapid evaluation of safety and efficacy of several medicinal products of natural/traditional/herbal origin in the treatment of diseases in Uganda. He is an active member of the TB elimination science group at MLI.

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