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Prof Ibrahim Abubakar
4th Floor
Mortimer Market Centre
Off Capper Street
London
WC1E 6JB
Appointment
  • Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Role
Director
Biography

Ibrahim Abubakar (MBBS, DPH, MSc, PhD, FFPH, FRCPE, FRCP) is Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health. He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL-TB and was a senior investigator at the MRC 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 serves on/chairs several expert/advisory groups for the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.



Research Summary

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology group, led by Prof Abubakar, focusses on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infections including tuberculosis, hepatitides, HIV, and other common problems such as antimicrobial resistance and vaccine preventable diseases particularly among vulnerable populations. 

Appointments
2011 – 31-JUL-2012 Clinical Professor in Health Protection Department of Medicine Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
2010 – 2012 Senior Lecturer Infectious Disease Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2012 FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians – Medicine Royal College of Physicians
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology University of East Anglia
2001 Dipl. Diplom – Public Health University of Cambridge
1999 MSc Master of Science – Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1992 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine Ahmadu Bello University
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