Rita Sembajwe is an international health informatician with the Information and Communication Technology Group in our Research Computing Division. Ms. Sembajwe’s combined experience in public health and information technology in different parts of the world contributes to her strong understanding of the fundamentals of health informatics. She has worked in countries including Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Laos, India, Bangladesh, U.S. Pacific Islands, and the United States.
Ms. Sembajwe’s current work contributes to health information management system strengthening, chronic and infectious disease surveillance system development and implementation, innovative mobile health technology development, and evaluation, and research in electronic health records (EHRs). She has also worked in the areas of quarantine border health monitoring and reporting of communicable diseases, comprehensive cancer control, hereditary cancer, and emergency management in the academic, nonprofit, federal, global health, and private sectors.