Alain B. Labrique, PhD, MHS, MS, MACE

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Alain Labrique is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, a multi-disciplinary consortium of over 130 projects engaged in mHealth innovation and research across the Johns Hopkins system. An infectious disease epidemiologist, with training in molecular biology and over a decade of field experience running large population-based research studies, Dr. Labrique holds joint appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Department of Community-Public Health in the School of Nursing and the Division of Health Informatics at the School of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to teaching and training students and faculty at Hopkins and as a Guest Faculty at institutions around the world, Labrique is lead investigator for several research projects measuring the impact of mobile information and communications technologies on improving maternal, neonatal and infant outcomes in resource-limited settings. Dr. Labrique was recognized as one of the Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011 by the Rockefeller Foundation. Labrique serves as an mHealth and Technical Advisor to several international and global health agencies and Ministries of Health including the World Health Organization, GSMA, USAID and the mHealth Alliance.