Lawrence Mwananyanda

Research Assistant Professor, Global Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, MPH
The Jagiellonian University Medical College, MD

Lawrence Mwananyanda, MD, MPH is a public health professional with 15 years of experience in project development, implementation, and management. A medical doctor, he has a background in epidemiology and vaccinology, focused on HIV/AIDS and Malaria prevention and treatment. Dr. Mwananyanda is an Assistant Research Professor at the Boston University Center for Global Health & Development. He has a wealth of experience as Principal Investigator or Co-PI on multiple research projects, including HIV/STI surveillance studies, HIV vaccine trials, and a study of HIV discordant couples from his previous work as Director for the Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project in Lusaka, Director of Botswana Harvard AIDS Partnership HIV Vaccines Trials Unit and senior scientist with the Tropical Diseases Research Center in Ndola, Zambia. Dr. Mwananyanda was also Country Director the mothers2mothers (m2m) Zambia project that worked to improve outcomes of HIV prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs and provide care to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers. As the co-Principal Investigator of the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH), he leads the implementation of this multi-center case-control study that is being conducted in 7 countries to determine the etiology of pneumonia among children less than 5 years of age at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Mwananyanda received an MD degree from The Jagiellonian University Medical College and his MPH from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.