Dr Alain Labrique

Director for the Department of Digital Health and Innovation, World Health Organisation

Speaker Bio

Dr Alain Labrique is the Director for the Department of Digital Health and Innovation at the World Health Organization. He is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative and founding Editor-in-Chief for the Oxford Open Digital Health journal. An infectious disease and population epidemiologist, he served until September of 2022 as Professor and the inaugural Associate Chair for Research in Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Labrique has led research in over 30 countries and was recognized as one of the Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011. With over 250 publications in high-impact journals on Digital Health and Emerging Infectious Diseases, his frameworks for Digital Health remain among the most cited. Dr Labrique has served as a Technical Advisor to several global health agencies and Ministries of Health and chaired the WHO Digital Health Guidelines Development Group.