Prof Ibrahim Abubakar

Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London (UCL)

Director, UCL Institute for Global Health

Ibrahim Abubakar (MBBS, DPH, MSc, PhD, FFPH, FRCPE, FRCP, FMedSci) is Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health. He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL-tuberculosis (UCL-TB) and was a senior investigator at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit. He was head of TB at Public Health England.  Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School. He qualified in medicine in 1992 and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. His academic public health training was undertaken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. 

 

He is the chair of Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health and the Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group on Population Health. He was chair of the World Health Organization Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis.

 

His research focuses on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infections including tuberculosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, hepatitides, HIV, and other common problems such as antimicrobial resistance and vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly among vulnerable populations.