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Third Meeting of the DS-I Africa Consortium
3 November - 9 November 2023

  • Dr Brad Newsome - Facilitator/Moderator

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) (NIH Staff)

    Brad Newsome, Ph.D., is a Program Director in the Division of International Training and Research (DITR) at the Fogarty International Center, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), and serves as the Program Director for the DS-I Africa U54 Research Hubs and U01 Research Projects. Brad oversees a global health research portfolio geared toward advancing mobile and digital health, point-of-care technologies, data science and innovation, dissemination and implementation research, climate and health, and medical/research capacity building efforts. Brad is a biomedical scientist trained at the interface of materials engineering, toxicology, environmental public health, and science policy, with research geared toward holistically addressing global health concerns associated with environmentally-induced non-communicable diseases. Prior to Brad's career at the Fogarty International Center, he led the global health and implementation research portfolio at NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and served as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the NIH Office of the Director. Brad is a humanitarian at heart, driven by the idea that diverse, global partnerships drive our best, most effective, most informed, and most equitable health innovations.