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Paddy Ssentongo

Assistant Research Professor


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

W321 Millennium Science Complex


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


Journal Articles

  • 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, 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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)


  • 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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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

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