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Paddy Ssentongo

Assistant Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

W321 Millennium Science Complex

pxs60@psu.edu

814-865-2481

 
 

 

Education

  • MD, Makerere University College of Medicine, 2011
  • MPH, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • Ph D, Epidemiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2021

Publications

Journal Articles

  • A Lekoubou, M Pelton, D M Ba and Paddy Ssentongo, 2021, "Racial Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Among Patients with COVID-19 in the United States.", Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 30, (8), pp. 105877
  • Paddy Ssentongo, C Fronterre, Andrew Michael Geronimo, Steven J. Greybush, P K Mbabazi, J Muvawala, S B Nahalamba, P O Omadi, B T Opar, Shamim A Sinnar, Yanling Wang, A J Whalen, L Held, C Jewell, Muwanguzi AJB, Helen Greatrex, Michael Norton, P J Diggle and Steven Schiff, 2021, "Pan-African evolution of within- and between-country COVID-19 dynamics.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, (28)
  • M R Peterson, V Cherukuri, J N Paulson, Paddy Ssentongo, A V Kulkarni, B C Warf, Vishal Monga and Steven Schiff, 2021, "Normal childhood brain growth and a universal sex and anthropomorphic relationship to cerebrospinal fluid.", Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, pp. 1-11
  • John Oh, A E Ssentongo, Paddy Ssentongo, T Dykes, L Keeney, Scott B Armen and David I Soybel, 2021, "Image-based assessment of sarcopenic obesity predicts mortality in major trauma.", American journal of surgery
  • E S Heilbrunn, Paddy Ssentongo, Vernon M. Chinchilli, John Oh and A E Ssentongo, 2021, "Sudden death in individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.", BMJ open respiratory research, 8, (1)
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, J Musa, E Agbese, B Diakite, C B Traore, Shaoqing Wang and M Maiga, 2021, "Prevalence and determinants of cervical cancer screening in five sub-Saharan African countries: A population-based study.", Cancer epidemiology, 72, pp. 101930
  • D M Ba, Xiang Gao, Joshua E Muscat, Laila Al-Shaar, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Xuan Zhang, Paddy Ssentongo, Robert B Beelman, J P Richie and Jr, 2021, "Association of mushroom consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality among American adults: prospective cohort study findings from NHANES III.", Nutrition journal, 20, (1), pp. 38
  • Paddy Ssentongo, E S Heilbrunn, A E Ssentongo, S Advani, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Jonathan Nunez and P Du, 2021, "Epidemiology and outcomes of COVID-19 in HIV-infected individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis.", Scientific reports, 11, (1), pp. 6283
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, Robert B Beelman, Joshua E Muscat, Xiang Gao and John P Richie, 2021, "Higher Mushroom Consumption Is Associated with Lower Risk of Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.", Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)
  • Paddy Ssentongo, A E Ssentongo, D M Ba, Jessica E. Ericson, Muzi Na, Xiang Gao, C Fronterre, Vernon M. Chinchilli and Steven Schiff, 2021, "Global, regional and national epidemiology and prevalence of child stunting, wasting and underweight in low- and middle-income countries, 2006-2018.", Scientific reports, 11, (1), pp. 5204
  • H Wisnousky, N Lazzara, M Ciarletta, M Pelton, Vernon M. Chinchilli, A E Ssentongo and Paddy Ssentongo, 2021, "Rates and risk factors for suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and suicide deaths in persons with HIV: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.", BMJ open, 11, (2), pp. e037154
  • A E Ssentongo, Paddy Ssentongo, E S Heilbrunn, A Lekoubou, P Du, Duanping Liao, John Oh and Vernon M. Chinchilli, 2020, "Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and the risk of mortality in patients with hypertension hospitalised for COVID-19: systematic review and meta-analysis.", Open heart, 7, (2)
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Djibril M Ba, Claudio Fronterre and Vernon M. Chinchilli, 2020, "Village-level climate and weather variability, mediated by village-level crop yield, is associated with linear growth in children in Uganda", BMJ Global Health, 5, (10), pp. e002696
  • Joseph N. Paulson, Brent L. Williams, Christine Hehnly, Nischay Mishra, Shamim A Sinnar, Lijun Zhang, Paddy Ssentongo, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, Dona S. Wijetunge, Benjamin von Bredow, Ronnie Mulondo, Julius Kiwanuka, Francis Bajunirwe, Joel Bazira, Lisa M. Bebell, Kathy Burgoine, Mara Couto-Rodriguez, Jessica E. Ericson, Tim Erickson, Matthew J Ferrari, Melissa Gladstone, Cheng Guo, Murali Haran, Mady Hornig, Albert M. Isaacs, Brian Nsubuga Kaaya, Sheila M. Kangere, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Elias Kumbakumba, Xiaoxiao Li, David D. Limbrick, Joshua Magombe, Sarah U. Morton, John Mugamba, James Ng, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Justin Onen, Mallory R. Peterson, Farrah Roy, Kathryn Sheldon, Reid Townsend, Andrew D. Weeks, Andrew J. Whalen, John Quackenbush, Peter Ssenyonga, Michael Y. Galperin, Mathieu Almeida, Hannah Atkins, Benjamin C. Warf, W. Ian Lipkin, James R. Broach and Steven Schiff, 2020, "Paenibacillus infection with frequent viral coinfection contributes to postinfectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants", Science Translational Medicine, 12, (563), pp. eaba0565
  • E Heilbrunn, Paddy Ssentongo, Vernon M. Chinchilli and A E Ssentongo, 2020, "Sudden death in individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.", BMJ open, 10, (8), pp. e039774
  • A Lekoubou, J Fox and Paddy Ssentongo, 2020, "Incidence and Association of Reperfusion Therapies With Poststroke Seizures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.", Stroke, pp. STROKEAHA119028899
  • Paddy Ssentongo, J A Lewcun, A E Ssentongo and David I Soybel, 2020, "Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of early postoperative hyperglycemia in surgical patients: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.", Systematic reviews, 9, (1), pp. 158
  • Yang Yang, A E Ssentongo, Ying Pan, M Ciarletta, Vernon M. Chinchilli and Paddy Ssentongo, 2020, "Risk of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths in persons with sleep apnea: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.", PloS one, 15, (7), pp. e0235379
  • Yinong Yang, A E Ssentongo, Ying Pan, M Ciarletta, Vernon M. Chinchilli and Paddy Ssentongo, 2020, "Risk of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths in persons with sleep apnea: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.", PloS one, 15, (7), pp. e0235379
  • Paddy Ssentongo, D M Ba, A E Ssentongo, Jessica E. Ericson, Ming Wang, Duanping Liao and Vernon M. Chinchilli, 2020, "Associations of malaria, HIV, and coinfection, with anemia in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based cross-sectional study.", BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20, (1), pp. 379
  • Paddy Ssentongo, D M Ba, A E Ssentongo, C Fronterre, A Whalen, Yang Yang, Jessica E. Ericson and Vernon M. Chinchilli, 2020, "Association of vitamin A deficiency with early childhood stunting in Uganda: A population-based cross-sectional study.", PloS one, 15, (5), pp. e0233615
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, Muzi Na, Kristen H Kjerulff, Guodong Liu, P Du, Wonjun Song, John P Richie and Xiang Gao, 2020, "Factors Associated with Urinary Iodine Concentration among Women of Reproductive Age, 20-49 Years Old, in Tanzania: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study.", Current developments in nutrition, 4, (5), pp. nzaa079
  • S Peiffer, M Pelton, L Keeney, E G Kwon, R Ofosu-Okromah, Yubraj Acharya, Vernon M. Chinchilli, David I Soybel, John Oh and Paddy Ssentongo, 2020, "Risk factors of perioperative mortality from complicated peptic ulcer disease in Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis.", BMJ open gastroenterology, 7, (1), pp. e000350
  • A E Ssentongo, E G Kwon, Shouhao Zhou, Paddy Ssentongo and David I Soybel, 2020, "Pain and Dysfunction with Sexual Activity after Inguinal Hernia Repair: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.", Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 230, (2), pp. 237-250.e7
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, Duanping Liao, P Du and Kristen H Kjerulff, 2020, "Non-iodized salt consumption among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based study.", Public health nutrition, pp. 1-11
  • Paddy Ssentongo, C G DeLong, A E Ssentongo, Eric Mark Pauli and David I Soybel, 2020, "Exhortation to lose weight prior to complex ventral hernia repair: Nudge or noodge?", American journal of surgery, 219, (1), pp. 136-139
  • Paddy Ssentongo, J A Lewcun, X Candela, A E Ssentongo, E G Kwon, D M Ba, John Oh, F Amponsah-Manu, Alicia Mcdonald, Vernon M. Chinchilli, David I Soybel and Daleela Dodge, 2019, "Regional, racial, gender, and tumor biology disparities in breast cancer survival rates in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis.", PloS one, 14, (11), pp. e0225039
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, Kristen H Kjerulff, Muzi Na, Guodong Liu, Xiang Gao and P Du, 2019, "Adherence to Iron Supplementation in 22 Sub-Saharan African Countries and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women: A Large Population-Based Study.", Current developments in nutrition, 3, (12), pp. nzz120
  • D M Ba, Paddy Ssentongo, E Agbese and Kristen H Kjerulff, 2019, "Prevalence and predictors of contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in 17 sub-Saharan African countries: A large population-based study.", Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives, 21, pp. 26-32
  • D Brunke-Reese, Paddy Ssentongo, A E Ssentongo, Brett Eugene Phillips, Eric Mark Pauli, Arthur Steven Berg, Shannon L Kelleher and David I Soybel, 2019, "The Role of Genetic Variant rs13266634 in SLC30A8/ZnT8 in Post-Operative Hyperglycemia after Major Abdominal Surgery.", The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
  • Paddy Ssentongo, 2019, "Prevalence and incidence of new-onset seizures and epilepsy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): Systematic review and meta-analysis.", Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 93, pp. 49-55
  • Paddy Ssentongo, 2019, "Prevalence and incidence of new-onset seizures and epilepsy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): Systematic review and meta-analysis.", Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 93, pp. 49-55
  • F Amponsah-Manu, Paddy Ssentongo, T Arkorful, R Ofosu-Akromah, A E Ssentongo, S Hansen-Garshong and John Oh, 2019, "Imperforate hymen and leaking hematosalpinx mimicking acute appendicitis: A report of a rare case and a review of literature.", International journal of surgery case reports, 63, pp. 69-74
  • Paddy Ssentongo, A E Ssentongo, T Dykes, E M Pauli and D I Soybel, 2018, "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease as a High-Value Predictor of Postoperative Hyperglycemia and Its Associated Complications in Major Abdominal Surgery.", Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227, (4), pp. 419-429.e6
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Deborah Brunke-Reese, Anna E. Sentongo, Eric M. Pauli and David I. Soybel, 2018, "Genetic Variation in Zinc Transporter SLC30A8/Znt8 Modifies Risk of Surgical Stress Induced Hyperglycemia in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Operation", Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227, (4), pp. S101
  • Paddy Ssentongo, A E Ssentongo, T Dykes, Eric Mark Pauli and David I Soybel, 2018, "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease as a High-Value Predictor of Postoperative Hyperglycemia and Its Associated Complications in Major Abdominal Surgery.", Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227, (4), pp. 419-429.e6
  • F Bahari, Paddy Ssentongo, Steven Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2018, "A Brain-Heart Biomarker for Epileptogenesis.", The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 38, (39), pp. 8473-8483
  • F Bahari, Paddy Ssentongo, Steven Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2018, "A Brain-Heart Biomarker for Epileptogenesis.", The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 38, (39), pp. 8473-8483
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Xavier Candela, Anthony Kofi Sakyi Amoah, Janet N. Opare, Temitope E. Arkorful, Anthony Y. Tsai, Forster Amponsah-Manu and John S. Oh, 2018, "Jejunal atresia causing failure to thrive: The role of camera mobile phones in aiding diagnosis in limited resource settings", Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 36, pp. 67-69
  • Paddy Ssentongo, M Egan, T E Arkorful, T Dorvlo, O Scott, J S Oh and F Amponsah-Manu, 2018, "Adult Intussusception due to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Rare Case Report, Comprehensive Literature Review, and Diagnostic Challenges in Low-Resource Countries.", Case reports in surgery, 2018, pp. 1395230
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Muwanguzi AJB, U Eden, T Sauer, G Bwanga, G Kateregga, L Aribo, M Ojara, W K Mugerwa and Steven Schiff, 2018, "Changes in Ugandan Climate Rainfall at the Village and Forest Level.", Scientific reports, 8, (1), pp. 3551
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Muwanguzi AJB, U Eden, T Sauer, G Bwanga, G Kateregga, L Aribo, M Ojara, W K Mugerwa and Steven Schiff, 2018, "Changes in Ugandan Climate Rainfall at the Village and Forest Level.", Scientific reports, 8, (1), pp. 3551
  • Paddy Ssentongo, A E Robuccio, G Thuku, Derek G Sim, A Nabi, F Bahari, B Shanmugasundaram, M W Billard, A Geronimo, K W Short, Patrick Drew, J Baccon, S L Weinstein, F G Gilliam, J A Stoute, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Andrew F Read, Bruce Gluckman and Steven Schiff, 2017, "A Murine Model to Study Epilepsy and SUDEP Induced by Malaria Infection.", Scientific reports, 7, pp. 43652
  • Paddy Ssentongo, A E Robuccio, G Thuku, Derek G Sim, A Nabi, F Bahari, B Shanmugasundaram, M W Billard, Andrew Michael Geronimo, K W Short, Patrick Drew, J Baccon, S L Weinstein, F G Gilliam, Jose A Stoute, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Andrew F Read, Bruce Gluckman and Steven Schiff, 2017, "A Murine Model to Study Epilepsy and SUDEP Induced by Malaria Infection.", Scientific reports, 7, pp. 43652
  • A Robuccio, Paddy Ssentongo, Michael D Sather, David F Claxton and F G Gilliam, 2015, "Intractable myoclonic seizures in an allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient: A rare case of myoclonic epilepsy.", Epilepsy & behavior case reports, 4, pp. 48-51
  • A Robuccio, Paddy Ssentongo, M D Sather, D F Claxton and F G Gilliam, 2015, "Intractable myoclonic seizures in an allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient: A rare case of myoclonic epilepsy.", Epilepsy & behavior case reports, 4, pp. 48-51
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Metahan Traore and Djibril M Ba, , "Predictors of Human Immunodeficiency Virus High-Risk Sexual Behaviors among Unmarried Women", Journal of HIV & Retro Virus, 04, (02)

Other

  • M Pelton, M Ciarletta, H Wisnousky, N Lazzara, M Manglani, D M Ba, V M Chinchillli, P Du, A E Ssentongo and Paddy Ssentongo, 2021, "Rates and risk factors for suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and suicide deaths in persons with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis.", General psychiatry, 34, (2), pp. e100247
  • Paddy Ssentongo, M Egan, T E Arkorful, T Dorvlo, O Scott, John Oh and F Amponsah-Manu, 2018, "Adult Intussusception due to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Rare Case Report, Comprehensive Literature Review, and Diagnostic Challenges in Low-Resource Countries.", Case reports in surgery, 2018, pp. 1395230
  • Fatemeh Bahari, Paddy Ssentongo, Jiayang Liu, John Kimbugwe, Steven Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, , "Spreading Depression and Seizure Unification Experimentally Observed in Epilepsy"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement, Penn State College of Medicine, May 2017

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