Dr. Mmbando is a Principal Research Scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania since June 2000, currently stationed at Tanga Centre. He has also worked with the Muhimbili Sickle Cell Programme (MSP) affiliated to the Muhimbili University of Health Sciences as a Statistician since 2012. Also, He was a visiting lecturer at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College between 2002 and 2018. He holds a BSc. (Maths and Statistics, University of Dar es Salaam), an MSc. (Medical Statistics, Lancaster UK, 2003) and PhD (Health Sciences, Copenhagen DK, 2011). Some areas that he has worked on include malaria HIV Population studies sickle cell disease onchocerciasis and epilepsy. He has also worked on clinical trials (drugs and vaccines) in the development of a statistical analysis plan of one of the most advanced malaria vaccine trials (RTSS). For the past nine years I have been working partly with Muhimbili Sickle cell programme in hospital based studies looking at genetic markers associated with malaria clinical and hematological characteristics of patients with sickle cell disease and risk factors of hypertension in adolescents and adults with sickle cell disease from Muhimbili sickle cell programme.
Dr. Mmbando was one of the H3ABionet supported fellows in Bioinformatics and statistics from Muhimbili node. Currently he is involved in Sickle Pan-African Research Consortium (SPARCO) - Tanzania as Statistician a surveillance study assessing factors associated persistence of onchocerciasis and associated epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic areas and trials assessing the effectiveness of seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis in children below five years and the impact of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in school aged children in Tanzania. For the past 10 years he has provided statistical guidance for ten (MSc and PhD) students who successfully completed their studies. He has authored and co-authored about 80 publications in peer reviewed Journals.