Research is one of the core functions of the Institute aiming at generation and advancement of knowledge. PHCI- Iringa is one of the major institutions undertaking health research in the country and the research results generated have provided valuable evidence-based information for guiding the management, control and prevention of major diseases.
The research policy of the Institute targets major health issues including; HIV and AIDS, Malaria, reproductive health, health systems research and traditional medicine. Research at PHCI-I is undertaken by staff and students, particularly those pursuing higher degree training.
At PHCI-I the Directorate of Research and Consultancy is the responsible of promoting, coordinating and monitoring research. The Directorate is assisted in its functions by the management Committee