Cissy Kityo Mutuluuza, MD

Dr. Cissy Kityo Mutuluuza, MD, is the Deputy Executive Director of Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Kityo received her medical degree at Makerere University in Uganda Epidemiology and Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is among the pioneers of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) use in sub-Saharan Africa from 1992 and has been at the forefront of scaling up treatment in Uganda. As member of the AIDS Task force in Uganda and previously a Chair for the AIDS Clinical Care Subcommittee, she was involved in planning and writing the first strategic plan for a national program to increase access to care and ARVs and the national ARV policy. Dr. Kityo has over 20 years experience in conducting and coordinating research and medical care services. She has been Principal Investigator, Co-PI or investigator for operational, clinical and epidemiological trials of HIV treatment and associated infections including TB, as well as intervention studies aimed at preventing HIV transmission and preparation for HIV vaccines. Her research interests are in clinical trials, operational research, ART implementation studies, evolution of HIV drug resistance and HIV Reservoirs in developing countries  for the HIV Cure Agenda.