Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza is a professor of internal medicine and immunology and former dean of the School of Medicine at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.Prof. Mayanja-Kizza is a researcher in the area of HIV/tuberculosis co-interaction, immuno-pathogenesis and immune-modulation treatment among patients with HIV and pulmonary tuberculosis. Professor Mayanja-Kizza has co-authored over 40 papers in this field over the last 15 years. Other areas of research that Prof. Mayanja-Kizza has ventured into include: clinical trials in new anti-tuberculosis treatments; improved ways of diagnosis, prevention, management of tuberculosis with and without HIV infection; HIV/TB immune-pathogenesis; immune responses in newly HIV infected adults; epidemiology studies in neonates and adolescents in preparation for clinical trials sites in new tuberculosis vaccines in high endemic country sites.
Prof. Mayanja-Kizza has mentored many students, has supervised over 20 graduate training students and has been an external examiner at various universities in Africa. She has served on many national and international bodies; as a WHO advisor in the area of tuberculosis and clinical research towards new TB vaccine research studies, IAVI, Uganda Heart Institute, the Ugandan Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, Hospice Africa (Uganda) Board chair and the Makerere University Council.