Massy Mutumba, PhD, MPH, BSN


Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 3177

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-0323

Scholarly Expertise / Activity

Interests:

  • Adolescent health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual reproductive health and rights

Dr. Mutumba is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She received her doctorate and master's degrees from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. Dr. Mutumba’s work on HIV focuses primarily on adolescents, with the goal of improving self-management of HIV, measurement and promotion of mental health and wellbeing including the integration of mental health and HIV. Her research on sexual reproductive health focuses on understanding the individual, community and institutional barriers to uptake of modern contraceptive methods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Current Research Grants and Programs:

  • HIV care outcomes among adolescents living with HIV and AIDS
  • Self-management interventions for HIV among adolescents. PI, grant from UMSN
  • Substance use and mental health among HIV-infected adolescents
  • Modern contraceptive use among women in sub-Saharan Africa

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Population Association of America
  • Member, Union for African Population Studies

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
  • BSN, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 2006

Publication Highlights

  • Mutumba, M., Elkington, K. S., Bauermeister, J. A., Bucek, A., Dolezal, C., Leu, C. S., & Mellins, C. A. (2016). Changes in Substance Use Symptoms Across Adolescence in Youth Perinatally Infected with HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 1-12.

  • Mutumba, M., Musiime, V., Lepkwoski, J. M., Harper, G. W., Snow, R. C., Resnicow, K., & Bauermeister, J. A. (2016). Examining the relationship between psychological distress and adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among Ugandan adolescents living with HIV. AIDS Care, 1-9.

  • Mutumba, M., Bauermeister, J. A., Elkington, K. S., Bucek, A., Dolezal, C., Leu, C. S., & Mellins, C. A. (2016). A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Mental Health Symptoms among Perinatally HIV-Infected and HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Urban Youths. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(4), 460-466.

  • Mutumba, M., Bauermeister, J. A., Harper, G. W., Musiime, V., Lepkowski, J., Resnicow, K., & Snow, R. C. (2016). Psychological distress among Ugandan adolescents living with HIV: Examining stressors and the buffering role of general and religious coping strategies. Global Public Health, 1-13.

  • Mutumba, M., Musiime, V., Tsai, A. C., Byaruhanga, J., Kiweewa, F., Bauermeister, J. A., & Snow, R. C. (2015). Disclosure of HIV status to perinatally infected adolescents in urban Uganda: a qualitative study on timing, process, and outcomes. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26(4), 472-484.

  • Mutumba, M., Bauermeister, J. A., Musiime, V., Byaruhanga, J., Francis, K., Snow, R. C., & Tsai, A. C. (2015). Psychosocial challenges and strategies for coping with HIV among adolescents in Uganda: a qualitative study. AIDS patient care and STDs, 29(2), 86-94.

  • Mutumba, M., & Harper, G. (2015). Mental health and support among young key populations: an ecological approach to understanding and intervention. J Int AIDS Soc, 18, 54Á63.

  • Mutumba, M., Tomlinson, M., & Tsai, A. C. (2014). Psychometric properties of instruments for assessing depression among African youth: a systematic review. Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 26(2), 139-156.

  • Mutumba, M., Resnicow, K., Bauermeister, J. A., Harper, G. W., Musiime, V., Snow, R. C., & Lepkowski, J. M. (2015). Development of a psychosocial distress measure for Ugandan adolescents living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 19(2), 380-392.

  • Snow, R. C., Laski, L., & Mutumba, M. (2015). Sexual and reproductive health: Progress and outstanding needs. Global public health, 10(2), 149-173.

  • Snow, R. C., Mutumba, M., Resnicow, K., & Mugyenyi, G. (2013). The social legacy of AIDS: Fertility aspirations among HIV-affected women in Uganda. American journal of public health, 103(2), 278-285.

  • Kwansah, J., Dzodzomenyo, M., Mutumba, M., Asabir, K., Koomson, E., Gyakobo, M., ... & Snow, R. C. (2012). Policy talk: incentives for rural service among nurses in Ghana. Health policy and planning, czs016.

  • Snow, R. C., Asabir, K., Mutumba, M., Koomson, E., Gyan, K., Dzodzomenyo, M., ... & Kwansah, J. (2011). Key factors leading to reduced recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote areas of Ghana: a qualitative study and proposed policy solutions. Human resources for health, 9(1), 1.