Lawrence Mwananyanda, MD
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

MD, Jagiellonian University
MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSc, Jagiellonian University

Dr. Lawrence Mwananyanda is a clinician/scientist with a wealth of experience in conducting medical and public health research. He has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on multiple research project. His portfolio includes being the Director of the HIV Vaccines Trials Unit at the Botswana Harvard Partnership where he and colleagues worked on the first Phase 1 HIV vaccine trials to be conducted in Africa. His interest with HIV vaccines research continued with his stint at the Emory University under the Zambia HIV Research Project where they studied conformational changes of the HIV at infection in a cohort of discordant couples to aid in design of next generation HIV trial vaccines.

With colleagues at Boston University, Dr. Mwananyanda’s focus has been research on child survival. Ongoing research include the Zambia Pertussis RSV Infant Mortality Estimation Study (ZPRIME) Southern Africa Mother Infant Pertussis Study – Nasopharyngeal Carriage (SAMIPS-NPC), Zambia Infant Cohort Study (ZICS) whose overall goal is to determine if HIV-exposed but uninfected infants (HEU) infants born to HIV-infected mothers on antiretroviral therapy have increased morbidity and mortality, and to correlate maternal Immune Activation (with infant clinical outcome, and immune dysregulation as a potential mechanism for the poor HEU outcome. All these studies are based in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Mwananyanda is also the Zambia Site Director for the Harvard-Boston University-Northwestern University-New Mexico Fogarty Global Health program.

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  1. McClintock J, Odom-Mabey AR, Kebere N, Ismail A, Mwananyanda L, Gill CJ, MacLeod WB, Pieciak RC, Lapidot R, Johnson WE. Postmortem Nasopharyngeal Microbiome Analysis of Zambian Infants With and Without Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease: A Nested Case Control Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Aug 01; 42(8):637-643.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37093853; PMCID: PMC10348642; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003941;
  2. Sheppard RJ, Watson OJ, Pieciak R, Lungu J, Kwenda G, Moyo C, Chanda SL, Barnsley G, Brazeau NF, Gerard-Ursin ICG, Olivera Mesa D, Whittaker C, Gregson S, Okell LC, Ghani AC, MacLeod WB, Del Fava E, Melegaro A, Hines JZ, Mulenga LB, Walker PGT, Mwananyanda L, Gill CJ. Using mortuary and burial data to place COVID-19 in Lusaka, Zambia within a global context. Nat Commun. 2023 Jun 29; 14(1):3840.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37380650; PMCID: PMC10307769; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-39288-6;
  3. Egbe FN, Cowden C, Mwananyanda L, Pierre C, Mwansa J, Lukwesa Musyani C, Lyondo A, Kapasa ML, Machona S, Chilufya MM, Munanjala G, Coffin SE, Hamer DH, Bates MA. Etiology of Bacterial Sepsis and Isolate Resistance Patterns in Hospitalized Neonates in Zambia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Oct 01; 42(10):921-926.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37364138
  4. Osei-Poku GK, Mwananyanda L, Elliott PA, MacLeod WB, Somwe SW, Pieciak RC, Hamapa A, Gill CJ. Qualitative assessment of infant sleep practices and other risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) among mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Pediatr. 2023 May 18; 23(1):245.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37202764; PMCID: PMC10193804; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-023-04051-9;
  5. Gunning CE, Rohani P, Mwananyanda L, Kwenda G, Mupila Z, Gill CJ. Young Zambian infants with symptomatic RSV and pertussis infections are frequently prescribed inappropriate antibiotics: a retrospective analysis. PeerJ. 2023; 11:e15175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37193027; PMCID: PMC10183159; DOI: 10.7717/peerj.15175;
  6. Sialubanje C, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Mwananyanda L, Fong RM, Hamer DH, Scott NA. Postnatal care services in rural Zambia: a qualitative exploration of user, provider, and community perspectives on quality of care. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2023 Jan 18; 23(1):39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36653751; PMCID: PMC9847069; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-023-05350-w;
  7. Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Kwenda G, Pieciak RC, Etter L, Bridges D, Chikoti C, Chirwa S, Chimoga C, Forman L, Katowa B, Lapidot R, Lungu J, Matoba J, Mwinga G, Mubemba B, Mupila Z, Muleya W, Mwenda M, Ngoma B, Nakazwe R, Nzara D, Pawlak N, Pemba L, Saasa N, Simulundu E, Yankonde B, Thea DM. What is the prevalence of COVID-19 detection by PCR among deceased individuals in Lusaka, Zambia? A postmortem surveillance study. BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 06; 12(12):e066763.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36600354; PMCID: PMC9729848; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066763;
  8. Osei-Poku GK, Mwananyanda L, Elliot PA, MacLeod WB, Somwe SW, Pieciak RC, Gill CJ. Assessing infant sleep practices and other risk factors of SIDS in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey of mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Nov 15; 22(1):660.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36380292; PMCID: PMC9664809; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-022-03712-5;
  9. Nawa M, Mwansa J, Mwaba J, Kaonga P, Mukubesa AN, Simuyandi M, Chisenga CC, Alabi P, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM, Chilengi R, Kwenda G. Microbiologic and virulence characteristics of Moraxella catarrhalis isolates from Zambian children presenting with acute pneumonia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022 Dec; 57(12):3084-3093.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36056795; DOI: 10.1002/ppul.26138;
  10. Mazur NI, Terstappen J, Baral R, Bardají A, Beutels P, Buchholz UJ, Cohen C, Crowe JE, Cutland CL, Eckert L, Feikin D, Fitzpatrick T, Fong Y, Graham BS, Heikkinen T, Higgins D, Hirve S, Klugman KP, Kragten-Tabatabaie L, Lemey P, Libster R, Löwensteyn Y, Mejias A, Munoz FM, Munywoki PK, Mwananyanda L, Nair H, Nunes MC, Ramilo O, Richmond P, Ruckwardt TJ, Sande C, Srikantiah P, Thacker N, Waldstein KA, Weinberger D, Wildenbeest J, Wiseman D, Zar HJ, Zambon M, Bont L. Respiratory syncytial virus prevention within reach: the vaccine and monoclonal antibody landscape. Lancet Infect Dis. 2023 Jan; 23(1):e2-e21. PMID: 35952703; PMCID: PMC9896921; DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00291-2;
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