New Associate Professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce Elia John Mmbaga, New Associate Professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health at the Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM).
New Associate Professor, Elia John Mmbaga (Photo: Elia & Nicollete Mmbaga )
Elia John Mmbaga graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1999 from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and attained his Master and PhD degrees in Community Health and Epidemiology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo, Norway in 2008. Dr. Mmbaga received prestigious Post-Doctoral Global Scholar fellowship award of the Harvard School of Public Health, USA and later a VolkwagenStiftung fellowship at the Bernard-Notch Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg German and Scientia Marie Curie Post-Doctoral fellowship of the University of Oslo, Norway. He has served as Principal Investigator in a number of projects addressing Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases and his work has immensely informed policies and planning including size estimation and development of Comprehensive Guideline for HIV Prevention and Treatment for Key Population in Tanzania. Dr. Mmbaga has published extensively in the areas of communicable, Non-Communicable diseases and Health System research. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Mmbaga has been a faculty at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, the largest and oldest medical school in Tanzania teaching Epidemiology and Global health at the position of an Associate Professor. He has also served in various management position for over six years including the University Director of Planning.
Dr. Mmbaga joins the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health of the University of Oslo Norway as an Associate Professor of International Health where he brings in his global health perspectives from Low and Middle income countries. He will work with colleagues to lead the Master program in International Community Health and contributes in building the department portfolio in collaborative global health research.