Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Computer Science Education | Computer Science and Society

Jane Katusiime, M.Sc.

Jane Katusiime, M.Sc.


Address: Rudower Chaussee 25, Room 3.405
Phone: +49 30 2093-3183

Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and a master's in computer science from Malmö University, Sweden. In her master’s thesis, she investigated how mobile phones can be used to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and Tanzania.

She is a lecturer at the faculty of computing and informatics at MUST. She joined the research group of Prof. Pinkwart in December 2015 on a KAAD grant to conduct PhD studies and successfully defended her PhD in September 2021. Her research focused on designing and evaluating a multimedia intervention for illiterate and semi-illiterate pregnant women in developing countries with Uganda as a case study.

Her research interests include mobile computing, ICT for development and health informatics with a strong focus on low resource settings.

Research Projects



W. Tumuhimbise, E. Atukunda, S. Ayebaza, J. Katusiime, G. Mugyenyi, N. Pinkwart, and A. Musiimenta. Maternal health-related barriers and the potentials of mobile health technologies: Qualitative findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial in rural Southwestern Uganda. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, volume 9, issue 7, pages 3657-3662, 2020. A. Musiimenta, W. Tumuhimbise, G. Mugyenyi, J. Katusiime, E. Atukunda, and N. Pinkwart. A Mobile Phone-based Multimedia Application Could Improve Maternal Health in Rural Southwestern Uganda: Mixed Methods Study. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, volume 12, issue 1, 2020. J. Katusiime and N. Pinkwart. A Mobile App for Illiterate and Semi-illiterate Pregnant Women- A User Centered Approach. Human-Computer Interaction -- INTERACT 2019, Springer International Publishing, pages 617-620, 2019. J. Katusiime and N. Pinkwart. The T2RoL Access Control Model for Mobile Health Systems in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2017 (part of MCCSIS 2017), 2017. J. Katusiime and N. Pinkwart. A review of privacy and usability issues in mobile health systems: Role of external factors. Health Informatics Journal, SAGE Publications, 2017. J. Katusiime and N. Pinkwart. Supporting Maternal Health Education in Developing Countries Using Mobile Phones-Results of a Pilot Study. Proceedings of the First African Conference on Human Computer Interaction, ACM, 2016.