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

MD, Jagiellonian University
MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Dr. Lawrence Mwananyanda is a public health professional with years of experience in project development, implementation, and management. A medical doctor, he has a background in epidemiology, focused on HIV/AIDS and STI prevention, treatment, and care among most-at-risk populations. Dr. Mwananyanda was Country Director and Chief of Party for the mothers2mothers (m2m) project that worked to improve outcomes of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs and provide care to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers. In this role, he guided implementation and strategic planning of m2m, built team capacity to manage the program’s design, implementation and evaluation, and managed ongoing expansion of programming and quality improvement of existing services.Dr. Mwananyanda was Project Director for the Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project in Lusaka, which conducts clinical, behavioral, and laboratory studies on HIV vaccines, STIs, and HIV prevention interventions. As the key contact at the site, he was responsible for organizing all aspects of research and programmatic activities and ensuring project consistency with national guidelines and regulatory requirements. In this role, he supervised research protocols, study design,and development of data collection instruments, provided technical oversight for protocol compliance and program implementation, designed, implemented and managed data collection systems, provided ethics and regulatory oversight, coordinated training, and prepared reports, including to government and regulatory authorities. Dr. Mwananyanda 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.
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  1. Hamer DH, Hansoti B, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD, Nxumalo N, Fox MP, Gopal S, Oberhelman R, Mwananyanda L, Vwalika B, Rispel LC. Global Health Research Mentoring Competencies for Individuals and Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Nov 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30430976.
     
  2. Larson Williams A, Mitrovich R, Mwananyanda L, Gill C. Maternal vaccine knowledge in low- and middle-income countries-and why it matters. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Sep 25; 1-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30252609.
     
  3. Larson Williams A, McCloskey L, Mwale M, Mwananyanda L, Murray K, Herman AR, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Gill CJ. "When you are injected, the baby is protected:" Assessing the acceptability of a maternal Tdap vaccine based on mothers' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of pertussis and vaccinations in Lusaka, Zambia. Vaccine. 2018 05 17; 36(21):3048-3053.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29653846.
     
  4. Yan LD, Mwale J, Straitz S, Biemba G, Bhutta Z, Ross JF, Mwananyanda L, Nambao M, Ngwakum P, Genovese E, Banda B, Akseer N, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rockers PC, Hamer DH. Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services in Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 04; 23(4):433-445.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29457318.
     
  5. Wall KM, Kilembe W, Vwalika B, Haddad LB, Hunter E, Lakhi S, Chavuma R, Htee Khu N, Brill I, Vwalika C, Mwananyanda L, Chomba E, Mulenga J, Tichacek A, Allen S. Risk of heterosexual HIV transmission attributable to sexually transmitted infections and non-specific genital inflammation in Zambian discordant couples, 1994-2012. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 01; 46(5):1593-1606. PMID: 28402442; DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyx045;.
     
  6. DeLuca AN, Hammitt LL, Kim J, Higdon MM, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Howie SRC, Deloria Knoll M, Kotloff KL, Levine OS, Madhi SA, Murdoch DR, Scott JAG, Thea DM, Amornintapichet T, Awori JO, Chuananon S, Driscoll AJ, Ebruke BE, Hossain L, Jahan Y, Kagucia EW, Kazungu S, Moore DP, Mudau A, Mwananyanda L, Park DE, Prosperi C, Seidenberg P, Sylla M, Tapia MD, Zaman SMA, O'Brien KL. Safety of Induced Sputum Collection in Children Hospitalized With Severe or Very Severe Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15; 64(suppl_3):S301-S308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28575356.
     
  7. Thea DM, Seidenberg P, Park DE, Mwananyanda L, Fu W, Shi Q, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Feikin DR, Howie SRC, Knoll MD, Kotloff KL, Levine OS, Madhi SA, O'Brien KL, Scott JAG, Antonio M, Awori JO, Baillie VL, DeLuca AN, Driscoll AJ, Higdon MM, Hossain L, Jahan Y, Karron RA, Kazungu S, Li M, Moore DP, Morpeth SC, Ofordile O, Prosperi C, Sangwichian O, Sawatwong P, Sylla M, Tapia MD, Zeger SL, Murdoch DR, Hammitt LL. Limited Utility of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Induced Sputum Specimens for Determining the Causes of Childhood Pneumonia in Resource-Poor Settings: Findings From the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15; 64(suppl_3):S289-S300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28575363.
     
  8. Driscoll AJ, Deloria Knoll M, Hammitt LL, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Feikin DR, Kotloff KL, Levine OS, Madhi SA, O'Brien KL, Scott JAG, Thea DM, Howie SRC, Adrian PV, Ahmed D, DeLuca AN, Ebruke BE, Gitahi C, Higdon MM, Kaewpan A, Karani A, Karron RA, Mazumder R, McLellan J, Moore DP, Mwananyanda L, Park DE, Prosperi C, Rhodes J, Saifullah M, Seidenberg P, Sow SO, Tamboura B, Zeger SL, Murdoch DR. The Effect of Antibiotic Exposure and Specimen Volume on the Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Children With Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15; 64(suppl_3):S368-S377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28575366.
     
  9. Wall KM, Kilembe W, Vwalika B, Haddad LB, Lakhi S, Onwubiko U, Htee Khu N, Brill I, Chavuma R, Vwalika C, Mwananyanda L, Chomba E, Mulenga J, Tichacek A, Allen S. Sustained effect of couples' HIV counselling and testing on risk reduction among Zambian HIV serodiscordant couples. Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Jun; 93(4):259-266. PMID: 28082662; DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052743;.
     
  10. Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod W, Kwenda G, Mwale M, Williams AL, Siazeele K, Yang Z, Mwansa J, Thea DM. Incidence of Severe and Nonsevere Pertussis Among HIV-Exposed and -Unexposed Zambian Infants Through 14 Weeks of Age: Results From the Southern Africa Mother Infant Pertussis Study (SAMIPS), a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 01; 63(suppl 4):S154-S164.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27838668.
     
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