- Senior Investigator, Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch
Dr. Mbulaiteye received his primary medical degree from Makerere University, Kampala (1990). He has advanced degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics (M Phil) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. (1994), and received specialization in internal medicine (M. Med) from Makerere University (1996). He began his research career at the Uganda Cancer Institute (1994-1997) by leading the fieldwork on a large case-control study to measure the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on cancer in children and adults. He transitioned to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) where he tracked the population dynamics of HIV by measuring incidence and prevalence of HIV in a large rural general population in southwest Uganda in a study funded by the U.K. Medical Research Council. Dr. Mbulaiteye joined IIB as a research fellow in December 2000, and was awarded scientific tenure by the NIH and appointed senior investigator in 2013.
Dr. Mbulaiteye is a member of the World Federation of Scientists, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), Darwin College Society, and Cambridge Common Wealth Trust, as well as an adjunct lecturer at George Washington University School of Public Health. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Cancer, Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Infectious Agents and Cancer. At NCI, he currently serves on the DCEG Genotyping Review Committee and the NIH Tenure-Track Investigators Committee.
He is a recipient of the DCEG Outstanding Paper by a Fellow (2003), the NCI Directors Investigator Innovation Award (2008) and the NIH Award of Merit (2008), and was featured in an NCI Special Report: A Journey to Discovery, Journal of Minority Medical Students (2009).
- (2020). Risk factors for Burkitt lymphoma in East African children and minors: A case-control study in malaria-endemic regions in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER. 146(4), 953-969.
- (2020). Origins, Admixture Dynamics, and Homogenization of the African Gene Pool in the Americas. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 37(6), 1647-1656.
- (2020). Mean platelet counts are relatively decreased with malaria but relatively increased with endemic Burkitt Lymphoma in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY. 190(5), 772-782.
- (2020). Variation in the Human Leukocyte Antigen system and risk for endemic Burkitt lymphoma in northern Uganda. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY. 189(3), 489-499.