Dr. Cissy Kityo Mutuluuza, The Executive Director JCRC MBChB, M.Sc, PhD, is an experienced specialist medical doctor, vaccinologist and Public Health expert with over 27 years’ experience in conducting and coordinating AIDS research and care for HIV patients. She is the Executive Director of Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC). She among the pioneers in prescribing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Africa. She has been at the forefront of scaling up HIV treatment in Uganda. She has been Principal Investigator and Co-PI for operational, clinical and epidemiological trials of HIV treatment and associated infections including TB, as well as intervention studies aimed at preventing HIV transmission and preparation for HIV vaccines. She spearheaded the development of the JCRC state of the art clinical and research laboratory equipped to perform a variety of tests and research studies including: molecular biology, HIV resistance, Tuberculosis, HIV vaccine trials, pharmacokinetic studies, clinical, and epidemiological research among others. She is the site PI for the Gilead Sciences Inc. studies and Co-PI for the JCRC Clinical Research Site (CRS) of the ACTG network. Program projects that she has overseen over the years included field work and extension of ARVs to the districts in Uganda. As a member of the AIDS Task force in Uganda and previously a Chair of the Uganda AIDS Clinical Care Subcommittee, Cissy was involved in planning and writing the first strategic plan for the national program to increase access to care and ARVs and the national ARV policy.