Mwanatumu Mbwana, PhD, RAC (US, EU) joins MDIC as a research scientist for the NEST Coordinating Center (NESTcc). Dr. Mbwana brings over 19 years of expertise working in R&D, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, and has experience generating real-world evidence (RWE) obtained from registry-based electronic health records (EHRs). Prior to NESTcc, she worked as a regulatory affairs and compliance manager at Meso Scale Discovery and held laboratory research and regulatory compliance roles with Becton Dickinson, Kirkegaard & Perry Labs and Digene Corporation.

Dr. Mbwana earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on the secondary analysis of clinical trial and hospital registry data, an MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in chemistry from the University of Maryland. She is also a Regulatory Affairs Certified professional (RAC-US & RAC-EU) with the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).