COE: Timothy Makubuya
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Timothy Mikando Makubuya's research focuses on promoting wellness, physical activity, and health literacy. He has expertise in physical activity (and its competitive form— sport), psychosocial wellbeing, and the intersections with health risk behaviors. Dr. Makubuya teaches a number of courses including psychological aspects of physical education, seminar in exercise science, and adult exercise leadership.

Dr. Makubuya is currently a co-principal investigator on a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) funded grant on herbal substance usage among athletes and athlete support personnel, and the potential for doping among athletes in Uganda. He is a former Ugandan National distance athlete, and also a former U.S. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship qualifier in the Men's Marathon. Dr. Makubuya serves as the Director of the Center for Sports Research in Uganda.

Most Recent Publications

Muwonge H, Makubuya T, Lubega,  S. K. Mukana, R. S. & Zavuga, R (In- Press). Nutrition Supplementation in recreational gyms in Uganda’s Capital City. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Lubega, S. K., Makubuya, T., Muwonge, H., Lambert, M. (In-Press). A Descriptive Prospective Study of Sports Medicine Practices for Athletes in Uganda. African Health Sciences

Kerkhoff, S., & Makubuya, T. (2021). Professional Development on Digital Literacy and Transformative Teaching in a Low Income Country: A Case Study of Rural Kenya. Reading & Research Quarterly, 0(0), 1-19, doi:10.1002/rrq.392

Makubuya, T., Lubega, S.K., Kalibbala, L. (2020). Pre-participation Evaluations And The Relative Risk Of Injuries In Ugandan Sports, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52 (7S), 423-424 doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000678472.89037.a7 

Makubuya, T., Kell, Y., Maro, C., & Wang, Z. (2020). Campus Wellness Facility, Student Contentment and Health. Recreational Sports Journal

Okumu, M., Kim, Y., Sanders, J., Makubuya, T., Small, E., & Hong, J.S. (2020). Gender-Specific Pathways among Face-to-Face and Cyber Bullying Victimization, Depressive Symptoms, and Academic Performance among U.S. Adolescents. Child Indicators Research

Kim, Y., Sanders, J.E., Makubuya, T., & Yu, M. (2020). Risk Factors of Academic Performance: School Violence, School Safety Concerns, and Depression by Gender, Child and Youth Care Forum,