Dr Zizipho Z.A Mbulawa

Dr Zizipho Mbulawa is a joint medical scientist at the National Health Laboratory Service Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Walter Sisulu University, Umthatha. She is a member of South African Medical Research Council Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town. She is registered by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a medical scientist under the virology discipline. Dr Zizipho Mbulawa is rated by National Research Foundation in Y2 category.

Zizipho Mbulawa has expertise in the molecular epidemiology of Human papillomavirus (HPV) and immune response to HPV. Her research has focused on the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection on HPV infection, transmission and natural history on women, adolescents and heterosexual couples which included HIV-positive concordant, HIV discordant and HIV-negative couples and has yielded novel and significant information on HPV natural history; significantly increasing understanding of the impact of HIV infection on HPV and disease caused by HPV. She also focused on HPV surveillance among unvaccinated women from general community and women with cervical abnormalities as this is important to both inform vaccination campaigns as well as to monitor the impact on HPV types after vaccination. She’s a collaborator on number of projects with both national and international researchers on HPV field. Her publication can be found on this link https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=dldeHP8AAAAJ&hl=en