Is an internist and immunologist trained at Makerere University, Uganda and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is the Dean of the School of Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Honorary Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (Adjunct appointment).
She is a holder of a Master of Science (MS) Immunology/Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, USA, (1999); Master of Medicine, (Med) Internal Medicine, Makerere University (1983); Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), Makerere University (1978).
She is a Professor of internal Medicine and immunology at the College. Her research focuses on HIV and Tuberculosis co-interaction, immunopathogenesis, and immune-modulation treatment among patients with HIV and Tuberculosis.
Other areas of research include clinical trials of new anti-TB treatments and TB vaccines in endemic country sites, and improved ways of diagnosis, prevention, and management of tuberculosis with and without HIV infection. She has conducted research specific projects in the area of cytokine and chemokine regulation in HIV/ TB interaction.
Prof. Mayanja-Kizza is conducting epidemiological trials in adolescents and infants in preparation for tuberculosis vaccine clinical trials in Uganda.
She is a World Health Organization Advisor in the area of TB and HIV immunopathogenesis and clinical research for the study of TB vaccine candidates.
Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza is a Fellow of Uganda National Academy of Sciences.