Blandina Theophil Mmbaga is a Director of Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania since 2015 and a Director of the KCMC-Duke University Collaboration Clinical Research site in Moshi since 2013. She also works as a pediatrician at KCMC, Senior Lecturer Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) and Adjunct Ass. Professor of Duke Global Health Institute. Blandina had her undergraduate done at the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Russia and Pediatric residence at KCMUCo, Tumaini University. She had her doctorate in public health and epidemiology at the University of Bergen in Norway. She is leading several research activities at KCMC and KCRI mainly in infectious diseases (Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Antimicrobial resistant and zoonoses diseases) as well as maternal and child health.
Blandina has a good experience in leading clinical trials in HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis under her leadership as IMPAACT scientific and immunology committee member 2006-2012 and IMPAACT site PI since 2013 to date. She has a good experience in students supervision and mentorship both masters and PhD levels within KCMUCo and outside Tanzania (UCT, Glasgow, Bergen University, London School and Duke University) as part co supervision within collaborative research capacity building.