Prof. Peter Mugyenyi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Prof. Peter Mugyenyi, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (FRCP Edin), Doctor of Science (ScD(h)), is a Ugandan Paediatrician, researcher and specialist on HIV/AIDS and related conditions. He is the Executive Director of Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala – a centre of excellence in medical research, training and healthcare. He was among the pioneers who introduced use of ARV in Africa, as well as development of an effective model for scaling up ARVs in resource limited countries.

Prof. Mugyenyi has been a Principal Investigator on dozens of landmark research projects some of them funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), European Union, WHO and Medical Research Council (MRC). His research and publications cover a wide spectrum of HIV/AIDS, related diseases and other medical conditions. Specific areas of his research include: paediatric and adult HIV treatment, drug trials, HIV resistance, HIV prevention, immunological studies including HIV vaccine trials, pharmacokinetic, molecular and epidemiological studies as well as social and economic impact of HIV.

Internationally, he has served as a board member on a number of institutions and organizations in Africa, UK, India and the USA. Other roles include membership of various advisory boards including HIV Vaccine Trials Network, USA, Massachusetts General Hospital and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, USA and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 initiative to end the HIV epidemic, among others.