Dr. Mary Mwangome is a medical doctor with a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of hygiene and tropical medicine. She attained a PhD from the Free University Amsterdam working on the topic “Health care for chronic diseases in rural Tanzania: Including non-communicable diseases in primary health care towards health for all.” Her main interests are in clinical research on HIV prevention, care and treatment as well as in health systems research focussing on health services for chronic diseases especially HIV and diabetes. Her other interests include impact evaluation of large health programmes specifically those related to interventions on health service. Health service quality is her most recent interest and she is currently the principle investigator of an evaluation study about “Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.” Dr. Mwangome completed her medical degree at Moi University in Kenya, after which she joined the public service, working in various levels of public hospitals in Kenya as a general practitioner. She left public service to start her career in research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute where she was involved in clinical research on HIV prevention related to HIV vaccine development. She Joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2012.