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Ronald Mataya, MD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health

I am currently an Associate Professor in Global Health based in the Center for Leadership in Health Systems at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. Before joining the School, I worked at the international head offices of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency(ADRA) in Silver Spring, Maryland, as the Director for Health Programs. I led a team of public health experts in over 15 countries in implementing different health interventions in family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, child survival and nutrition.

Prior to that I worked in my home country of Malawi as an obstetrician and gynecologist with special interest women's health nationally and globally. As a result of this interest and my work in Malawi, I won a scholarship to study health policy and mangement as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the Emory Univesity Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.

I have consulted internationally with USAID, DfID, the Global Fund and the World Bank in South Sudan, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Guyana, Nigeria, Libya and Uganda. At Loma Linda I teach several courses: 1. HPRO 567, Reproductive Health, 2. GLBH 516 HIV/AIDS: Implications to Public Health, 3. GLBH 550: Women in Development 4. GLBH 605 Seminar in Global Health 5. GLBH 607 Seminar in Global Maternal and Child Health

I am a Co-Principal investigator on a 5-year CDC/PEPFAR: "Supporting the Scale-up of High Quality Care in Treatment  Programs in Malawi" in a consortium with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Johns Hopkins University of Malawi Research Center and the University of Malawi College of Medicine. I am Principal Investigator  on a 2-year CDC/Public Health Evaluation study: "An Evaluation of Use of Dried Blood Spot Specimens for Viral Load Monitoring of Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi". I have an appointment as senior lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Malawi College of Medicine.

I have been truly blessed in that I work in two countries that I love dearly; Malawi and the USA. Malawii opened opportunities for me to work globally and the USA, through Loma Linda University, has expanded that even further through funding opportunities that have allowed me to continue serving in my country of birth.