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. 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 Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women Starting Combination Antiretroviral Therapy After Conception. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 01; 225(7):1162-1167.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33780543; PMCID: PMC8974832; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab095;
     
  2. Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Murphy C, Chikoti C, Forman L, Berklein F, Lapidot R, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Larson A, Lungu J, Nakazwe R, Nzara D, Pemba L, Yankonde B, Chirwa A, Mwale M, Thea DM. Infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus in Lusaka, Zambia from the ZPRIME study: a 3-year, systematic, post-mortem surveillance project. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 02; 10(2):e269-e277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35063114; PMCID: PMC8789563; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00518-0;
     
  3. Osei-Poku GK, Thomas S, Mwananyanda L, Lapidot R, Elliott PA, Macleod WB, Somwe SW, Gill CJ. A systematic review of the burden and risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Africa. J Glob Health. 2021; 11:04075.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35003713; PMCID: PMC8719309; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.11.04075;
     
  4. Mudenda V, Mumba C, Pieciak RC, Mwananyanda L, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Mupila Z, Kwenda G, Forman L, Lapidot R, MacLeod WB, Thea DM, Gill CJ. Histopathological Evaluation of Deceased Persons in Lusaka, Zambia With or Without Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection: Results Obtained From Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 12 15; 73(Suppl_5):S465-S471.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910177; PMCID: PMC8672753; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab858;
     
  5. Forman LS, Macleod W, Mwananyanda L, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Murphy C, Thea D, Chikoti C, Yankonde B, Ngoma B, Chimoga C, Gill CJ. Association of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Underlying Risk Factors for Death Among Young Infants Who Died at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka Zambia. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 02; 73(Suppl_3):S180-S186.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472569; PMCID: PMC8411249; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab466;
     
  6. Murphy C, MacLeod WB, Forman LS, Mwananyanda L, Kwenda G, Pieciak RC, Mupila Z, Thea D, Chikoti C, Yankonde B, Ngoma B, Chimoga C, Gill CJ. Risk Factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Community Deaths in Zambian Infants. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 02; 73(Suppl_3):S187-S192.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472570; PMCID: PMC8411252; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab453;
     
  7. Mazur NI, Löwensteyn YN, Willemsen JE, Gill CJ, Forman L, Mwananyanda LM, Blau DM, Breiman RF, Madhi SA, Mahtab S, Gurley ES, El Arifeen S, Assefa N, Scott JAG, Onyango D, Tippet Barr BA, Kotloff KL, Sow SO, Mandomando I, Ogbuanu I, Jambai A, Bassat Q, Caballero MT, Polack FP, Omer S, Kazi AM, Simões EAF, Satav A, Bont LJ. Global Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Related Infant Community Deaths. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 02; 73(Suppl_3):S229-S237.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472576; PMCID: PMC8411255; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab528;
     
  8. Mwananyanda L, Thea DM, Chipeta J, Kwenda G, Mulindwa JM, Mwenechanya M, Prosperi C, Higdon MM, Haddix M, Hammitt LL, Feikin DR, Murdoch DR, O'Brien KL, Deloria Knoll M, Mwansa J, Wa Somwe S, Seidenberg P. The Etiology of Pneumonia in Zambian Children: Findings From the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Sep 01; 40(9S):S40-S49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34448743; PMCID: PMC8448410; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002652;
     
  9. Seidenberg P, Mwananyanda L, Chipeta J, Kwenda G, Mulindwa JM, Mwansa J, Mwenechanya M, Wa Somwe S, Feikin DR, Haddix M, Hammitt LL, Higdon MM, Murdoch DR, Prosperi C, O'Brien KL, Deloria Knoll M, Thea DM. The Etiology of Pneumonia in HIV-infected Zambian Children: Findings From the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 09 01; 40(9S):S50-S58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34448744; PMCID: PMC8448411; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002649;
     
  10. Baillie VL, Moore DP, Mathunjwa A, Park DE, Thea DM, Kwenda G, Mwananyanda L, Madhi SA. Epidemiology and Seasonality of Endemic Human Coronaviruses in South African and Zambian Children: A Case-Control Pneumonia Study. Viruses. 2021 07 31; 13(8).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34452378; PMCID: PMC8402793; DOI: 10.3390/v13081513;
     
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Lusaka 09 10101
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