Professor Johnstone Kumwenda is the Principal Investigator for the MEPI program and an associate professor of internal medicine at the College of Medicine-University of Malawi. He was the Academic Dean for the college for four years until November 2010. As Academic Dean, Prof. Kumwenda was responsible for development of academic programs and maintenance of academic excellence.
Prof. Kumwenda is a well recognized HIV clinician and experienced researcher with extensive background in large clinical trials such as HPTN 024, HPTN 052, and PEPI-Malawi extended antiretroviral infant prophylaxis. He is a senior clinician overseeing the antiretroviral treatment clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital-the main teaching hospital for the College of Medicine. The clinic is the main resource for HI-related complications. As the PI of several antiretroviral studies supported by the Malawi CTU (HPTN 052, ACTG 5175, 5199, 5221), he is a member of the Performance Evaluation Committee of ACTG, previously was a member of the antiretroviral working group and co-chair of the A5199, 5221, 5274 and 5297 protocols.