Dr. Felix Bongomin

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Dr. Felix Bongomin is a distinguished scholar and clinician specializing in internal medicine and medical microbiology. Over the course of his career, Dr. Bongomin has supervised more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate theses, and he has an impressive publication record, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals, including The Lancet and Clinical Infectious Diseases.
In 2018, Dr. Bongomin joined Gulu University as a lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology, having previously served as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. His areas of expertise encompass infectious diseases, epidemiology, and research methodology. Throughout his career, Dr. Bongomin has focused on advancing our understanding of fungal diseases, particularly pulmonary aspergillosis, and other fungal infections, and developing effective treatment strategies. His contributions in this field have earned him recognition both nationally and internationally.
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Research Interests

  1. Fungal diseases
  2. Infectious diseases epidemiology
  3. Implementation science 
  4. Global Health 
  5. Autoimmune Rheumatic diseases 
  6. Internal Medicine
  7. Non-communicable diseases

Publications

Felix Bongomin, Winnie Kibone, Linda Atulinda, Bethan Morgan, Bright Ocansey, Isabelle S R Storer, Norman van Rhijn, Conrad Muzoora, David W Denning, Davidson H Hamer . (2023) . Frequency of fungal pathogens in autopsy studies of people who died with HIV in Africa: a scoping review
Felix Bongomin, Bethan Morgan, Bassey E Ekeng, Martha F Mushi, Winnie Kibone, Ronald Olum, David B Meya, Davidson H Hamer, David W Denning . (2023) . Isolated renal and urinary tract aspergillosis: a systematic review
Susan Nakireka, David Mukunya, Crescent Tumuhaise, Ronald Olum, Edith Namulema, Agnes Napyo, Quraish Serwanja, Prossie Merab Ingabire, Asad Muyinda, Felix Bongomin, Milton Musaba, Vivian Mutaki, Ritah Nantale, Phillip Akunguru, Rozen Ainembabazi, Derrick Nomujuni, William Olwit, Aisha Nakawunde, Specioza Nyiramugisha, Pamela Mwa Aol, Joseph Rujumba, Ian Munabi, Sarah Kiguli . (2023) . “I thought I was going to die”: Experiences of COVID-19 patients managed at home in Uganda . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38085728/
Michael Kakinda, Ronald Olum, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Diagnostic Scoring Systems for Childhood Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis . America: Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America
Mona Ghazanfari, Mahdi Abastabar, Iman Haghani, Maryam Moazeni, Shakiba Hedayati, Sanaz Yaalimadad, Bahador Nikoueian Shirvan, Felix Bongomin, and Mohammad T. Hedayati . (2023) . Azole-Containing Agar Plates and Antifungal Susceptibility Testing for the Detection of Azole-Resistant Aspergillus Species in Hospital Environmental Samples . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37713303/
Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Hala Fathi Eltigani, Eman Taha Ali, Felix Bongomin, Ayman Ahmed . (2023) . Sustaining hope amid struggle: The plight of cancer patients in Sudan’s ongoing war . Journal of Cancer Policy, [online] Volume 38. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37634616/
Mark Mohan Kaggwa, Rita Akatussasira, Firoj Al-Mamun, Sébastien Prat, Mohammed A. Mamun, Isabelle Combey, Felix Bongomin, Sheila Harms, Gary Chaimowitz, Mark D. Griffiths, Andrew T. Olagunju . (2023) . The global burden of suicidal behavior among people experiencing food insecurity: A systematic review and meta-analysis . Journal of Affective Disorders, [online] Volume 342, pp. 91-120. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37704054/
Julie M Buser, Ella August, Faelan E Jacobson-Davies, Felix Bongomin, Edward Kumakech, Rachel Gray, Pebalo Francis Pebolo, Anna Grace Auma, Tamrat Endale, Yolanda R Smith . (2023) . Partnering to Improve Mentorship Capacity for Ugandan Reproductive Health Researchers: Program Description and Evaluation . The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, [online] Volume 110(1), pp. 188-193. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37983934/
Ayman Ahmed, Sarah Misbah El-Sadig, Hala Fathi Eltigani, Felix Bongomin, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig . (2023) . The first Helicobacter pylori-induced Guillain-Barré syndrome in Sudan . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38028082/
Davis Kibirige, Irene Andia-Biraro, Andrew Peter Kyazze, Ronald Olum, Felix Bongomin, Rose Mwanje Nakavuma, Phillip Ssekamatte, Reagan Emoru, Goretti Nalubega, Nyasatu Chamba, Kajiru Kilonzo, Sweetness Naftal Laizer, Lucy Elauteri Mrema, Willyhelmina Olomi, Lilian Tina Minja, Nyanda Elias Ntinginya, Issa Sabi, Philip C Hill, Lindsey Te Brake, Reinout van Crevel, Katrina Sharples, Julia Critchley . (2023) . Burden and associated phenotypic characteristics of tuberculosis infection in adult Africans with diabetes: a systematic review . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37963989/
Alex Male Kato, Winnie Kibone, Jerom Okot, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Self-Reported Hypertension and Associated Factors Among Adults in Butambala District, Central Uganda: A Community-Based Prevalence Study . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37965566/
Hatim Sati, MD Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, PhD Prof John Perfect, MD Prof Nelesh P Govender, FRCPath Prof Tom S Harrison, MD Tom Chiller, MD Prof Tania C Sorrell, MD[Res] Felix Bongomin, MBChB Rita Oladele, PhD Arunaloke Chakrabarti, MD Retno Wahyuningsih, MD Prof Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, MD Prof Juan Luis Rodriguez-Tudela, PhD Prof Chris Beyrer, MD Nathan Ford, DSc . (2023) . HIV and fungal priority pathogens . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37827187/
Tafese Beyene Tufa, Felix Bongomin, Akila Fathallah, Ana Luísa S M Cândido, Rola Hashad, Maha Soussi Abdallaoui, Abdelsalam Ahmed Nail, Samuel Adetona Fayemiwo, Richard O S Penney, Emma Orefuwa, David W Denning . (2023) . Access to the World Health Organization-recommended essential diagnostics for invasive fungal infections in critical care and cancer patients in Africa: A diagnostic survey . Journal of Infection and Public Health, [online] Volume 16(10), pp. 1666-1674. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37633228/
Winnie Kibone, Andrew Weil Semulimi, Richard Kwizera, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Improving mycetoma case detection through the training of community health workers in Northern Uganda: protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37693860/
Felix Bongomin, Winnie Kibone, Jerom Okot, Simple Ouma, Grace Madraa, Francis Williams Ojara, David Musoke, Pebalo Francis Pebolo . (2023) . Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among female sex workers in Gulu city, Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37693859/
Felix Bongomin, Pebalo Francis Pebolo, Winnie Kibone, Pamela Okwir Apio, Lauryn Nsenga, Jerom Okot, Grace Madraa, Fiona Gladys Laker, Martha Akello, Simple Ouma, David Musoke . (2023) . Dual contraceptive use and associated factors among female sex workers in Gulu City, Uganda in 2023 . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37587526/
Israel Kiiza Njovu, Pauline Petra Nalumaga, Lucas Ampaire, Edwin Nuwagira, James Mwesigye, Benson Musinguzi, Kennedy Kassaza, Kabanda Taseera, James Kiguli Mukasa, Joel Bazira, Jacob Stanley Iramiot, Andrew Baguma, Felix Bongomin, Richard Kwizera, Beatrice Achan, Michael J Cox, Jason S King, Robin May, Elizabeth R Ballou, Herbert Itabangi . (2023) . Investigating Metabolic and Molecular Ecological Evolution of Opportunistic Pulmonary Fungal Coinfections: Protocol for a Laboratory-Based Cross-Sectional Study . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37581914/
Benjamin Okello, Harriet Nyana, Richards Luwukya, Moses Odongkara, Winnie Kibone, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Breakthrough mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a low-health facility in Uganda , pp. 153-156
Christopher Okot, Florence Laker, Pamela Okwir Apio, Grace Madraa, Winnie Kibone, Francis Pebalo Pebolo, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Factors in Agago District, Uganda: A Community-Based Survey . Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, [online] Volume 14. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37577045/
Martha Namusobya, Felix Bongomin, John Mukisa, Charles Batte, William Kane Olwit, Joshua Rhein, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire & Shailendra Prasad . (2023) . The Impact of Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis Co-infection on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Uganda
Andrew Weil Semulimi, Charles Batte, Daniel Iraguha, Pamela Apio Okwir, Hope Atuhaire, Chelsea Lipoto, Tonny Muwonge, Norah Namirembe, Grace Biyinzika Lubega, Provia Ainembabazi, John Mukisa, Felix Bongomin, Isaac Ssinabulya, Emmy Okello . (2023) . Long COVID in Uganda: Electrographic findings among patients at risk . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37867587/
Mohammad T Hedayati, Firoozeh Kermani, Javad Javidnia, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Mohsen Nosratabadi, Maryam Salimi, Sabrieh Asadi, Elham Mosayebi, Zohreh Hajheydari, Masoud Golpour, Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni, Armaghan Kazemi Nejad, Tahereh Shokohi, Felix Bongomin . (2023) . Predominance of Trichophyton tonsurans causing tinea capitis: A 12-year retrospective study in the north of Iran , pp. 21-27. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37867593/
Eddymond Ekuk, Charles Newton Odongo, Leevan Tibaijuka, Felix Oyania, Walufu Ivan Egesa, Felix Bongomin, Raymond Atwiine, Moses Acan & Martin Situma . (2023) . One year overall survival of wilms tumor cases and its predictors, among children diagnosed at a teaching hospital in South Western Uganda: a retrospective cohort study . BMC Cancer , 23(196)
Ruth Ketty Kisuza, Saviour Kicaber, Derrick Bary Abila, Felix Bongomin & Christopher Orach Garimoi . (2023) . Prevalence of discontinuation of contraceptives due to failure among women aged 14 to 49 years in Uganda: a nation wide cross-sectional survey . Contraception and Reproductive Medicine, 8(12)
Joseph Baruch Baluku, David Mukasa, Felix Bongomin, Anna M. Stadelman, Edwin Nuwagira, Sabine Haller, Kauthrah Ntabadde & Stavia Turyahabwe . (2023) . Correction: Gender differences among patients with drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in Uganda: a countrywide retrospective cohort study . BMC Infectious Diseases
Prossie M. Ingabire, Ritah Nantale, Quraish Sserwanja, Susan Nakireka, Milton W. Musaba, Asad Muyinda, Criscent Tumuhaise, Edith Namulema, Felix Bongomin, Agnes Napyo, Rozen Ainembabazi, Ronald Olum, Ian Munabi, Sarah Kiguli & David Mukunya . (2022) . Factors associated with prolonged hospitalization of patients with corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Uganda: a retrospective cohort study . Tropical Medicine and Health, 50(100)
Bruno Chan Onen, Andrew Weil Semulimi, Felix Bongomin, Ronald Olum, Gideon Kurigamba, Ronald Mbiine & Olivia Kituuka . (2022) . Surgical Apgar score as a predictor of outcomes in patients following laparotomy at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda: a prospective cohort study
Andrew Marvin Kanyike, Ronald Olum, Jonathan Kajjimu, Shebah Owembabazi, Daniel Ojilong, Dianah Rhoda Nassozi, Joan Fidelia Amongin, Linda Atulinda, Kenneth Agaba, Drake Agira, Nicholas Kisaakye Wamala, Richard Buule, Germinah Nabukeera, Robert Kyomuhendo, Rehema Luwano, Whitney Owobusingye, Dissan Matovu, Philip Musoke, Felix Bongomin & Kenedy Kiyimba . (2022) . Antimicrobial resistance and rational use of medicine: knowledge, perceptions, and training of clinical health professions students in Uganda . Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 11(145)
Asad Muyinda, Prossie M. Ingabire, Susan Nakireka, Criscent Tumuhaise, Edith Namulema, Felix Bongomin, Agnes Napyo, Quraish Sserwanja, Rozen Ainembabazi, Ronald Olum, Ritah Nantale, Phillip Akunguru, Derrick Nomujuni, William Olwit, Milton W. Musaba, Bridget Namubiru, Pamela Aol, Peter A. Babigumira, Ian Munabi, Sarah Kiguli & David Mukunya . (2022) . Survival analysis of patients with COVID-19 admitted at six hospitals in Uganda in 2021: a cohort study . Archives of Public Health, 80(233)
Joseph Baruch Baluku, Martin Nabwana, Joanitah Nalunjogi, Winters Muttamba, Ivan Mubangizi, Lydia Nakiyingi, Willy Ssengooba, Ronald Olum, Felix Bongomin, Irene Andia-Biraro & William Worodria . (2022) . Cardiovascular risk factors among people with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Uganda . BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 22(464)
Esther Alice Nalugga, Eva Laker, Maria Sarah Nabaggala, Ahmed Ddungu, Charles Batte, Theresa Piloya & Felix Bongomin . (2022) . Prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated factors among people living with HIV attending a tertiary care clinic in Uganda . BMC Nutrition, 8(107)
Bassey E. Ekeng, Winnie Kibone, Asa E. Itam-Eyo & Felix Bongomin . (2022) . Onychomycosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Africa: A Global Scoping Review, 2000–2021 , pp. 173-182
Andrew Kazibwe, Kuteesa Ronald Bisaso, Andrew Peter Kyazze, Sandra Ninsiima, Phillip Ssekamatte, Felix Bongomin, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Davis Kibirige, George Patrick Akabwai, Moses R. Kamya, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Magid Kagimu, Robert Kalyesubula & Irene Andia-Biraro . (2022) . HIV, tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus and hypertension admissions and premature mortality among adults in Uganda from 2011 to 2019: is the tide turning? . Tropical Medicine and Health, 50(54)
Mark Mohan Kaggwa, Maria Sarah Najjuka, Claire Kesande, Novatus Nyemara, Moses Kule, Mohammed A. Mamum, Felix Bongomin & Scholastic Ashaba . (2022) . Length of stay of hospitalized patients at tertiary psychiatry facilities in Uganda: the role of caregiver’s presence . Discover Mental Health , 2(15)
Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Seti Taremwa, Winnie Adoch, Jennifer Achan, Peruth Ainembabazi, Grace Walego, Moses Levi Ntayi, Felix Bongomin & Charles Benstons Ibingira . (2022) . Patients’ attitudes towards involvement of medical students in their care at university teaching hospitals of three public universities in Uganda: a cross sectional study . BMC Medical Education, 22(519)
Blaise Kiyimba, Linda Atulinda, Racheal Nalunkuma, Ignatius Asasira, Jonathan Kabunga, Davis Banturaki, Anastacia Ssebbowa Nabyonga, Rachel Nakiganda, Rachael Ndyabawe, Jonathan Nkalubo, Nelson Ssewante, Felix Bongomin & Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka . (2022) . Research involvement among undergraduate health profession students in a resource-limited setting: awareness, attitude, motivators and barriers . BMC Medical Education, 22(249)
Naghib Bogere, Felix Bongomin, Andrew Katende, Blair Andrew Omaido, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza & Victoria Walusansa . (2022) . A 10-year retrospective study of lung cancer in Uganda . BMC Cancer , 22(204)
Joseph Baruch Baluku, Martin Nabwana, Muttamba Winters & Felix Bongomin . (2022) . Tuberculosis contact tracing yield and associated factors in Uganda . BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 22(64)
Joseph Baruch Baluku, David Mukasa, Felix Bongomin, Anna Stadelmann, Edwin Nuwagira, Sabine Haller, Kauthrah Ntabadde & Stavia Turyahabwe . (2021) . Gender differences among patients with drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in Uganda: a countrywide retrospective cohort study . BMC Infectious Diseases, 21(1093)
Juliet Ocwia, Ronald Olum, Pamela Atim, Florence Laker, Jerom Okot, Senai Goitom Sereke, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Sarah Kiguli & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Oral health seeking behaviors of adults in Nebbi District, Uganda: a community-based survey . BMC Oral Health , 21(453)
Senai Goitom Sereke, Felix Bongomin & Zeridah Muyinda . (2021) . Zenker’s diverticulum in an 85-year-old Ugandan man . BMC Gastroenterology, 21(338)
Joseph Baruch Baluku, Richard Katuramu, Joshua Naloka, Enock Kizito, Martin Nabwana & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Multidisciplinary management of difficult-to-treat drug resistant tuberculosis: a review of cases presented to the national consilium in Uganda
Senai Goitom Sereke, Abdirahman Omar Sahal, Vincent Mboizi & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Synchronous bilateral Wilms’ tumor with liver metastasis
Andrew Marvin Kanyike, Ronald Olum, Jonathan Kajjimu, Daniel Ojilong, Gabriel Madut Akech, Dianah Rhoda Nassozi, Drake Agira, Nicholas Kisaakye Wamala, Asaph Asiimwe, Dissan Matovu, Ann Babra Nakimuli, Musilim Lyavala, Patricia Kulwenza, Joshua Kiwumulo & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Acceptance of the coronavirus disease-2019 vaccine among medical students in Uganda . Tropical Medicine and Health
Senai Goitom Sereke, Anthony Oriekot & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Thyroid hemiagenesis with a TI-RADS 2 nodule in the contralateral lobe
Keith Twirire Kakame, Noel Namuhani, Andrew Kazibwe, Felix Bongomin, Joseph Baruch Baluku & Sebastian Olikira Baine . (2021) . Missed opportunities in tuberculosis investigation and associated factors at public health facilities in Uganda
Richard Kwizera, Andrew Katende, Felix Bongomin, Lydia Nakiyingi & Bruce J. Kirenga . (2021) . Misdiagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis as pulmonary tuberculosis at a tertiary care center in Uganda: a case series
Senai Goitom Sereke, Richard Okello Omara, Felix Bongomin, Sarah Nakubulwa & Harriet Nalubega Kisembo . (2021) . Prospective verification of sonographic fetal weight estimators among term parturients in Uganda . BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Felix Bongomin, Ronald Olum, Andrew Peter Kyazze, Sandra Ninsiima, Gloria Nattabi, Lourita Nakyagaba, Winnie Nabakka, Rebecca Kukunda, Phillip Ssekamatte, Davis Kibirige, Stephen Cose, Annettee Nakimuli, Joseph Baruch Baluku & Irene Andia-Biraro . (2021) . Anemia in Ugandan pregnant women: a cross-sectional, systematic review and meta-analysis study
Senai Goitom Sereke, Anthony Oriekot, Oliva Nalikka, John Paul Magala & Felix Bongomin . (2021) . Mature cystic teratoma of anterior mediastinum in a 4-month-old infant: a rare case report
Ronald Olum, Joseph Baruch Baluku, Ronald Okidi, Irene Andia-Biraro & Felix Bongomin . (2020) . Prevalence of HIV-associated esophageal candidiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Richard Kwizera, Andrew Katende, Anneth Teu, Denise Apolot, William Worodria, Bruce J. Kirenga & Felix Bongomin . (2019) . Algorithm-aided diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in low- and middle-income countries by use of a lateral flow device . European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases , 39, pp. 1-3
Felix Bongomin, Nelesh P. Govender, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Florence Robert-Gangneux, David R. Boulware, Afia Zafar, Rita O. Oladele, Malcolm D. Richardson, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Joel Bazira, Tom H. Boyles, Jahit Sarcarlal, Mathieu Nacher, Taminori Obayashi, William Worodria, Alessandro C. Pasqualotto, David B. Meya, Ben Cheng, Charlotte Sriruttan, Conrad Muzoora, Andrew Kambugu, Juan Luis Rodriguez Tudela, Alexander Jordan, Tom M. Chiller & David W. Denning . (2019) . Essential in vitro diagnostics for advanced HIV and serious fungal diseases: international experts’ consensus recommendations . European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 38, pp. 1581-1584
Felix Bongomin, C. R. Batac, Malcolm D. Richardson & David W. Denning . (2017) . A Review of Onychomycosis Due to Aspergillus Species . Mycopathologia, 183, pp. 485-493

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Dr. Bongomin joined GUREC as a Member in 2023. He is an internal medicine physician and Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology at Gulu University since 2018. He obtained his Medical degree from Gulu University in 2014, MSc (University of Manchester) in 2016, and MMed (Makerere University), 2022. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Manchester and NIH-funded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship, with Boston University, USA.

Over the past seven years, Dr. Bongomin has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including in the prestigious Lancet. His research has garnered over 5,000 citations. He has won several small and large grants to support his research projects. In 2020, Dr. Bongomin was honoured with the Fellowship of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (FECMM) for his work on fungal diseases and The Great Academician Award from Gulu University in 2022, for publishing 64 papers in 2021. He has mentored and inspired several early career academics in Uganda and beyond, playing a crucial role in fostering their involvement in research and nurturing the development of future healthcare leaders.

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