Emily (Krogstad) Mudzingwa, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Research Overview

Dr. Mudzingwa is an Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. Her main research interests span multiple disciplines including bioengineering, social-behavioral sciences, participatory research, and global health.

Over the last ten years, Dr. Mudzingwa’s research experience has been centered in developing new technologies for HIV prevention and contraception from both laboratory and community-based perspectives. Her PhD research in bioengineering (University of Washington, 2015) was focused on engineering new nanomaterial platforms for topical vaginal HIV prevention in a laboratory setting. She then completed her postdoctoral training based in Cape Town, South Africa with a social-behavioral team at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (University of Cape Town, 2016-2021). During her postdoc, Dr. Mudzingwa gathered and integrated end-user preferences into the design of an implant for HIV prevention together with RTI International and other collaborating researchers in South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

Moving forward, Dr. Mudzingwa’s overall research vision is to include end-users as fellow designers, co-engineers, and co-scientists in developing new health technologies, instead of as merely recipients of new technology. Specifically, she is motivated to develop ways to better include the end-user at earlier stages in the product development process for new health technologies.


Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2009

PhD in Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2015

Graduate Certificate in Global Health, University of Washington, 2015

Postdoctoral Training, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and RTI International, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016-2021

Recent/Selected Publications

Published as Emily Krogstad up through 2021; published under new last name as Emily Mudzingwa from 2022 – present

NCBI Profile 

Contact Information
Mailing Address2006 Hillside Road
Unit 1248
Storrs, CT 06269-1248