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Dr Mpumi Zungu
Strategic Lead: I&B
Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)

Dr Nompumelelo Zungu is a Research Director of the Interventions and Implementation Science Research (IISR) Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is an Associate Researcher at the University of Pretoria, Department of Psychology. She is also the Editor in Chief of the SAHARA Journal. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She has expertise and special interest in social aspects and social determinants of health, HIV, mental health - specifically trauma and anxiety disorders, risk and sexual behaviour among men and adolescents. She has 21 years research experience and has been a PI, co-PI, and a chief of party on several national surveys and research projects on HIV and AIDS, health and mental health. She is one of the PI?s of the 5th National HIV Prevalence and Incidence Survey. She was recently a PI on PEPFAR Gender Analysis, and a Co-PI on the rapid ethnography study of the vulnerability of young women (aged 15-24 yrs.) to HIV infection in 3 provinces of South Africa. She has co-authored over 51 journal articles, 9 book chapters and 23 research reports. Bio on intranet.