Banerjee is Professor of Clinical Data Science, Institute of Health Informatics, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London (UCL). He is also a Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospital and Barts NHS Trusts. His methodological skills are in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health and cardiovascular medicine which have led to collaborations across traditional disciplines. He is specifically interested in comparison of risk factors, prognosis and health services for cardiovascular disease in different countries to guide quality improvement. He has taught extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate level in a wide range of courses (MBBCh, BDS, BMedSci in International Health, MSc Public Health) and subjects (from cardiovascular pharmacology and epidemiology to global burden of diseases and access to medicines). At UCL, he leads modules in ehealth and evidence-based healthcare and learning health systems.
Link to detailed profile: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/health-informatics/people/amitava-banerjee#:~:text=I%20am%20Professor%20in%20Clinical,and%20Barts%20Health%20NHS%20Trusts.
Professor Bhutta is the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University, unique joint appointments. He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan. His interest is in research synthesis, scaling up evidence based interventions in community settings and implementation research in humanitarian settings leading large research groups based in Canada and Pakistan. He has extensively engaged in research collaborations on issues of maternal, newborn and child survival and nutrition, globally and in Pakistan. Prof. Bhutta was the founding chair of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan (2003-2014), a member of Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) set by the UN Secretary General for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health millennium development goals (2011-2015), and has served as a member of the Global Advisory Committee for Health Research for the World Health Organization.
Link to detailed profile: https://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/advisory-panels/editorial-advisory-board/zulfi-bhutta
Dr. Hellen Kiarie is the Head of the Division of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) at the Ministry of Health in Kenya. She is a health systems expert who has a wide experience in implementing readiness assessments in health facilities, including communities. Dr. Kiarie also serves as Co-chair of the global Health Data Collaborative, where she represents Kenya.
Link to detailed profile: https://blogs.worldbank.org/team/hellen-kiarie
Dr Azim Lakhani is the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya. He is also a trained epidemiologist. Has extensive experience and network that we can leverage on to ensure the success of our dissemination and sustainability core.
Link to detailed profile: https://www.aku.edu/events/inter-professional-conf/Documents/AKU%20%20JJCCT%2015%20YEARS%20CELEBRATIONS%20SPEAKER%20BIOGRAPHIES.pdf
Megan S. McHenry, MD, MS, FAAP is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. McHenry’s research focuses on early childhood development in children living in resource-limited settings. This work is frequently aligned with community-engaged research and dissemination and implementation science frameworks. She primarily conducts research in collaboration with the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Research Network in Kenya. Dr. McHenry funding through the National Institutes of Health to develop a neurodevelopmental screening program for children born to HIV-infected mothers in Kenya and understand factors associated with worse outcomes within this population. She is building capacity at Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital by helping to build a neurophysiological training program and a pediatric neurodevelopmental center.
David Ndetei is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, and the Founding Director of Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF). He has been the PI or Co-I of most Kenyan published clinical and community epidemiological studies on mental health and substance abuse, many of which have informed mental health policy and practice in Kenya. His work at AMHF entails conducting innovative implementation research that seeks to inform provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services in primary healthcare with a focus on the following areas: community mental health; integrating mental health in treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension; mother-child health; early childhood development; school mental health including substance use and suicide.
Link to detail profile: https://africamentalhealthresearchandtrainingfoundation.org/team/prof/