• Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health
Phone Number: 
(281 )690-1599
Email: 
ferdie@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Mukumbang is a Public Health Scientist specializing in health policy and systems research with a focus on implementation sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Health in 2018 from the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. The recent grants he has worked on include household-focused HIV interventions that can address various aspects of household HIV competency supported by the Belgian Development Cooperation, through VLIR-UOS (Grant ZA2018TEA474A102). He also worked on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acquired grant (NU2GGH002193-01-00) through the South African Medical Research Council on evaluating models designed to enhance retention in HIV care and adherence of pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis among adolescent girls in South Africa. Dr. Mukumbang has experience in teaching Public Health-related courses at the Honors and Master’s level and supervising Masters and Ph.D. thesis. He is particularly interested in the development and adoption of Critical Realist research methods for evidence-based theorizing in health care and global health. Dr. Mukumbang's ORCID page is: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1441-2172

Education 
  • (PhD), University of Western Cape, South Africa
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • COVID-19
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

Mukumbang FC. Are asylum seekers, refugees and foreign migrants considered in the COVID-19 vaccine discourse? BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Nov;5(11):e004085. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004085. PMID: 33177039; PMCID: PMC7661346.

Okonji EF, Okonji OC, Mukumbang FC, Van Wyk B. Understanding varying COVID-19 mortality rates reported in Africa compared to Europe, Americas and Asia. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 Jul;26(7):716-719. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13575. Epub 2021 May 1. PMID: 33733568; PMCID: PMC8251241.

Mukumbang FC, van Belle S, van Wyk B. Marchal B, "Using the realist interview approach to maintain
theoretical awareness in realist studies” Qual Res; 2019; 19 https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794119881985

Mukumbang FC, Marchal B, Van Belle S, van Wyk B. Unearthing how, why, for whom and under what health system conditions the antiretroviral treatment adherence club intervention in South Africa works: A realist theory refining approach. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 9;18(1):343. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3150-6. PMID: 29743067; PMCID: PMC5944119.

Mukumbang FC, Marchal B, Van Belle S, van Wyk B. "Patients Are Not Following the [Adherence] Club Rules Anymore": A Realist Case Study of the Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Club, South Africa. Qual Health Res. 2018 Oct;28(12):1839-1857. doi: 10.1177/1049732318784883. Epub 2018 Jul 21. PMID: 30033857; PMCID: PMC6154254.