Strengthening research capacity

Victor Mwapasa

Associate Professor College of Medicine

Dr Victor Mwapasa is a Malawian medical doctor who graduated at the University of Malawi Collge of Medicine in 1994. He currently holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree and a PhD (Epidemiology) obtained from University of Michigan, USA.  Before obtaining his MPH and PhD degrees, Dr. Mwapasa worked as a District Health Officer in Malawi for 2 years, in-charge of the planning and management of health services for populations ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.  During his PhD studies, he worked as a Field Director of an NIH-funded research grant studying the effect of malaria-HIV co-infections on mother-to-child transmission of HIV (RO1 AI 49084-03; PI: Meshnick).  He has also taught a clinical research module to undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina Medical School. In 2004, he successfully applied for a re-entry research grant from the FogartyInternationalCenter—FIC (1 RO1 TW007305-01; PI: Mwapasa) studying detrimental and beneficial effects of iron supplementation in HIV-infected pregnant women.  This funding period for the grant is from 2005 to 2010.  Research activities for this grant are being implemented at ThyoloDistrictHospital, in collaboration with the district health officials and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-- Luxembourg. Dr Mwapasa is also the Field Director of an ongoing FIC-funded Training grant (5 D43 TW006568-02; PI: Meshnick).  Besides managing research and training grants, Dr Mwapasa is a core faculty member of the Department of Community Health in-charge of 1 core Epidemiology module and 2 elective modules in the MPH program. He has also performed various consultancy jobs on behalf of the National AIDS Commission in Malawi.

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