Professor and Director for the Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University
Dr. Abubakar is a Professor and Director for the Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry. She is a trained Developmental Psychologist with more than 18 years research experience working in rural settings in Kenya within multidisciplinary teams. Her research interests lie in a) quantifying the neurocognitive burden of early childhood diseases; b) developing culturally appropriate psychological measures for use in SSA and; c) identifying culturally appropriate intervention strategies for at-risk children in SSA.
Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Director of the Michigan Integrated Center for Health Analytics and Medical Prediction (MiCHAMP)
Dr. Akbar Waljee’s global work focuses on delivering high value care through data-science in low- and middle-income countries or low resource settings. His interests in global health equity align with the center themes of addressing social and environmental determinants of health and providing technical solutions. Waljee uses data science to address disparities in healthcare delivery and utilization. By using artificial intelligence methods such as machine learning, he is able to tailor his work to facilitate the delivery of efficient, effective, and equitable care, especially in areas with limited resources.