Joseph Byonanebye, Ph.D., MPH

Joseph Byonanebye, Ph.D., MPH
Joseph Byonanebye, Ph.D., MPHMarquette University

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6914

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Byonanebye is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Health Sciences, Marquette University. He is the director of the multidisciplinary Public Health Equity Minor and leads a Public Health and Equity Fellowship. Prior to joining Marquette University, he was at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he completed his PhD in Public and Community Health. Dr. Byonanebye received his Master of Public Health at St. Georges University.  

Dr. Byonanebye’s prior experience has involved academic and international nonprofit work. He was a faculty member at Makerere University School of Public Health and Cavendish University. Dr. Byonanebye is passionate about direct service in global and local community organizations. He directed a public health program at Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a US registered 501C3 Non-Governmental Organization based in Uganda that promoted integrated population, health and environment One Health approaches in communities that live around wildlife conservation areas. During this time, he worked closely on USAID and MacArthur Foundation donor-funded projects. He became a pioneer Dalai Lama Fellow where he initiated a Compassion in Action Youth Project. He served as a member of the Uganda National Diseases Outbreaks Task Force, where he helped to address the Ebola and Anthrax outbreaks. During the recent pandemic, he served on a COVID-19 taskforce for a church in Wisconsin deepening his thought on the role of the church and other institutions in public health promotion. Dr. Byonanebye is interested in public health research, teaching, mentorship, program leadership and global collaborations.

Courses Taught


  • Global Health, BISC 4157/ 7157
  • Public Health Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation, BISC 4159/7159


  • Dental Health and Society, BISC 7002


  • Epidemiology, BISC 4153/ 7153
  • Foundations in Public Health, BISC 7160