Dr. Joan N. Mutyoba is a Lecturer, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. A Medical Doctor with graduate training in Epidemiology and Public Health, she also completed a one year Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle,USA ; she has more than 7 years of experience in conducting clinical research, including observational cohort studies and clinical trials. Prior to attaining Graduate training, She served as Research Clinician and regulatory coordinator on several clinical studies of HIV and use of hormonal contraception. After Graduate Training, She focused her work on epidemiologic and prevention research for common chronic, non-communicable diseases, which aims to strengthen NCD research and training in the School of Public Health. She has been a Co-Investigator on a multi-site population-based, study on chronic non-communicable diseases in four Sub-Saharan African countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Africa), assessing prevalence and risk factors of NCDs and the feasibility of establishing long term, prospective cohorts to study etiology and risk factors for NCDs among indigenous Africans. In addition, she is involved in strengthening Chronic Disease Epidemiology Training at Graduate level in the School of Public Health. Joan also serves the scientific community in different roles; as a scientific editor and reviewer of scientific journals, as reviewer of scientific abstracts submitted for presentation at scientific meetings, has also served as chair and/or co-chair of scientific committees for scientific conferences held in Kampala. She also serves as member of the Safety Review Board of several international clinical studies of HIV vaccines conducted by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Her current research is on hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention.