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 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. Gill CJ, Gunning CE, MacLeod WB, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM, Pieciak RC, Kwenda G, Mupila Z, Rohani P. Asymptomatic Bordetella pertussis infections in a longitudinal cohort of young African infants and their mothers. Elife. 2021 Jun 07; 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34097599; PMCID: PMC8184211; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65663;
     
  2. Park DE, Higdon MM, Prosperi C, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Feikin DR, Hammitt LL, Howie SRC, Kotloff KL, Levine OS, Madhi SA, Murdoch DR, O'Brien KL, Scott JAG, Thea DM, Antonio M, Awori JO, Baillie VL, Bunthi C, Kwenda G, Mackenzie GA, Moore DP, Morpeth SC, Mwananyanda L, Paveenkittiporn W, Ziaur Rahman M, Rahman M, Rhodes J, Sow SO, Tapia MD, Deloria Knoll M. Upper Respiratory Tract Co-detection of Human Endemic Coronaviruses and High-density Pneumococcus Associated With Increased Severity Among HIV-Uninfected Children Under 5 Years Old in the PERCH Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 06 01; 40(6):503-512.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33883479; PMCID: PMC8104011; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003139;
     
  3. Lohman-Payne B, Koster J, Gabriel B, Chilengi R, Forman LS, Heeren T, Duffy CR, Herlihy J, Crimaldi S, Gill C, Chavuma R, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM. Persistent Immune activation in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women Initiating cART Post Conception. J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33780543
     
  4. Camelo IY, Mwananyanda LM, Thea DM, Seidenberg P, Gill CJ, Weinstein JR. A Tale of 2 Pneumos: The Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Exposure or Infection Status on Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pneumocystis jiroveci: A Nested Case Control Analysis From the Pneumonia Etiology Research In Child Health Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 03 15; 72(6):1033-1041.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32342105
     
  5. Lapidot R, Larson Williams A, MacLeod WB, Mwale M, Olowojesiku R, Enslen A, Mwananyanda L, Munanjala G, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Thea DL, Gill CJ. Verbal Autopsies for Out-of-Hospital Infant Deaths in Zambia. Pediatrics. 2021 Apr; 147(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33664096
     
  6. Mwananyanda L, Gill CJ, MacLeod W, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Lapidot R, Mupeta F, Forman L, Ziko L, Etter L, Thea D. Covid-19 deaths in Africa: prospective systematic postmortem surveillance study. BMJ. 2021 02 17; 372:n334.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33597166; PMCID: PMC7887952; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.n334;
     
  7. Gunning CE, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Mwale M, Thea DM, Pieciak RC, Rohani P, Gill CJ. Implementation and adherence of routine pertussis vaccination (DTP) in a low-resource urban birth cohort. BMJ Open. 2020 12 31; 10(12):e041198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33384391; PMCID: PMC7780521; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041198;
     
  8. Gill CJ, Gunning CE, MacLeod W, Mwananyanda L, Thea D, Pieciak R, Kwenda G, Mupila Z, Rohani P. Asymptomatic Bordetella pertussis infections in young African infants and their mothers identified within a longitudinal cohort. medRxiv. 2020 Nov 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33236026; PMCID: PMC7685339; DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.18.20231423;
     
  9. Etter L, Simukanga A, Qin W, Pieciak R, Mwananyanda L, Betke M, Phiri J, Carbo C, Hamapa A, Gill C. Project SEARCH (Scanning EARs for Child Health): validating an ear biometric tool for patient identification in Zambia. Gates Open Res. 2020; 4:168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33655198; PMCID: PMC7887869; DOI: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13197.1;
     
  10. Cowden C, Mwananyanda L, Hamer DH, Coffin SE, Kapasa ML, Machona S, Szymczak JE. Healthcare worker perceptions of the implementation context surrounding an infection prevention intervention in a Zambian neonatal intensive care unit. BMC Pediatr. 2020 09 10; 20(1):432.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32912138; PMCID: PMC7488390; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-020-02323-2;
     
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Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka 09 10101
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