Home Institution: Weill Bugando Medical Center
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania
Research Topic: Reproductive Health
Dr. Hokororo will spend her fellowship year at Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza under the mentorship of Rob Peck, MD. Her research will focus on improving adolescent girls’ access to reproductive health care before and after pregnancy in rural Tanzania.
Dr. Hokororo was born in Dar es Salaam and earned her Bachelor of Medicine Degree (MD) at the Russian State University of Medicine and Dentistry in Moscow, Russia in 2002. After completion of her internship in August 2003, she worked at Bugando as a medical doctor in the pediatric department for three years. In August 2006, she joined Makerere University Medical College in Kampala, Uganda for her Master of Medicine in Pediatrics and Child Health (MMed) and finished in May 2009. Since then she has been working as a specialist Pediatrician at BMC and a lecturer in Pediatrics and Child Health at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences – Bugando. Dr. Hokororo began coursework and the fellowship program at Weill Cornell Medical College and she graduated in May 2013 with a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health System Research. Her main interest is in adolescent health issues.