Dr. Nabaweesi is currently the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation in the Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at UAMS. Rosemary is a health services researcher who received her doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Nabaweesi is currently the 3rd year co-chair for Region 7 of Academic Pediatric Association and a recent graduate scholar of the KL2 program. Dr. Nabaweesi’s KL2 project explored the new mothers’ and their community advisors’ perspectives of barriers, facilitators and psychosocial factors to understand their contribution to disparate uptake of infant safe sleep recommendations by vulnerable populations.
Rosemary is currently a Leadership in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity scholar at American University and Annie E. Casey Expand the Bench, in Baltimore, Maryland where she learned to conduct culturally responsive and equitable evaluation with a goal to leave primary stakeholders in a liberator state.
Dr. Nabaweesi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. She sits on the Science and Research committee of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research where she plans for the annual meeting and reviews abstracts for workshops, posters and panel discussions. Rosemary has written several articles published in peer reviewed journals in three main areas, infant mortality health disparities, and childhood trauma epidemiology, trauma center predictive analytics and quality improvement.
Dr. Nabaweesi is a product of Irish nun boarding school education in Uganda, where she also attended Makerere University and received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She is also a product of Johns Hopkins where she received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in public health.
Finally, Dr. Nabaweesi has two daughters, one at Tufts University in Boston, MA and her youngest is a junior at Episcopal Collegiate School.
Rosemary’s favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou