Sandra Isano

Lecturer, Coordinator -CBE Global in the Department of Community Health, and Social Medicine

Sandra Isano is the UGHE Coordinator for the Community Based Education (Global Program). She holds a Bachelors’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rwanda, and an MGHD degree from the UGHE. In addition, she is trained in Business Administration.

Sandra has more than 7 years of experience in the areas of project management, HIV research for Key populations, and Community engagement.  Prior to joining UGHE, she was the Project Manager for Viamo Inc. where she was responsible for managing the design and implementation of mobile-to-mobile voice surveys in healthcare, education, and access to justice for the East. Africa. Previously, Sandra worked with Zipline International on the National Implementation Team, and the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research group where she contributed to research studies on LGBTQI populations, and HIV vaccine trials. 

Sandra’s recent study on “ Barriers to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) use among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in sub-Saharan Africa: An online cross-sectional survey” was selected as a winner of the 2019 CONNECT Program’s Data Science and SGM Health Equity Paper Competition organized by the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health (ISGMH) at Northwestern University.

Sandra is a 2020 Changemaker for the Isibindi Program awarded to individuals fighting for social justice,  equality, and dignity of vulnerable and marginalized populations in their communities. 

In her free time, Sandra enjoys watching football, listening to music, traveling, and debunking conspiracy theories.