Margaret Mutumba, PhD

Adjunct Research Professor



  • Program Director, Frugal Biomedical Innovations, School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


  •  Ph. D Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Master of Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, United Kingdom
  • Project Management, Celemi Cayenne, United Kingdom
  • BSc Pharmacology, Kings College London, United Kingdom

Research Interests

  • Global health innovation
  • Sexual, reproductive & fertility health
  • Health equity
  • Remote or low resource contexts, Africa, Canada
  • Implementation Science
  • Systems Thinking
  • Digital Health & Health Technology

Research Clusters

Short Bio

Dr. Margaret Mutumba is a global health scholar-advocate and health innovator with over a decade of experience in reproductive & fertility health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Mutumba is the WHO consultant for Human Reproduction and led successful initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa focused on reduction of maternal mortality, youth impacted by the HIV epidemic, reproductive rights advocacy and more recently, affordable, and accessible fertility care in Sub-Saharan Africa through awareness, research, and digital health solutions.

Dr. Mutumba is the Program Director, Frugal Biomedical Innovations at Western; an innovative initiative aimed at co-developing and implementing culturally appropriate and affordable medical devices & technologies that address the healthcare needs of remote communities in Canada and low-resource contexts in Africa.

Dr. Mutumba founded MedAtlas; a digital health start-up whose goal is simplifying access to specialist healthcare in Africa. More recently, Dr. Mutumba has been awarded the Women in Global Health Leadership Fellowship by WomenLift Health, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Uganda Diaspora Award -Innovator Impact.

In the community, Dr. Mutumba serves on the Board of the Nnabageereka Development Foundation, a not-for-profit led by the Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Buganda Kingdom that leverages indigenous culture to advance the health and wellbeing of children, youth and women in Uganda and Africa more broadly. Margaret has also served on the Board of the Canadian Association for Global Health, the YMCA of Three Rivers and Young People Travel USA Boards.

Find out more about Dr. Margaret Mutumba here.