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The best care

Sentinel is a global collaboration of clinicians, epidemiologists, geneticists, virologists, bioengineers, computer scientists, and public health operations experts.


The project is co-led by Dr. Christian Happi, PhDDirector of ACEGID and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics at Redeemer’s University, and Dr. Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil, an Institute Member of the Broad Institute, Professor at Harvard University and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.


For nearly a decade, their teams have collaborated to develop transformative diagnostic and sequencing technologies, invest in local response capacity in under-resourced areas, respond to public health emergencies, and train African researchers and scientists.

Project Leadership


Next-Generation Diagnostics and Surveillance Tools:
  • Professor Onikepe Folarin, serving as Sentinel’s deputy director, overseeing the diagnostic teams at partner sites

  • Philomena Eromon, managing ACEGID’s technology development team and genome sequencing platform

  • Dr. Cameron Myhrvold, leading diagnostic technology development


Information Technology:
  • Dolo Nosamiefan, overseeing the bioinformatics teams across Sentinel sites

  • Dr. Daniel Park, leading the development of computational analytics in infectious

  • disease

  • Dr. Anthony Philippakis, leading the development of cloud-based information technology platform

  • Dr. Ben Fry, leading the development of visualization tools

  • Dr. Andres Colubri, leading the development of mobile applications

  • Jonathan Jackson, supporting the development of mobile tools in Dimagi’s existing platforms

Clinics, Hospitals, Global Health Systems:
  • Dr. Peter Okokhere, leading training on clinical management of patients with viral hemorrhagic fevers

  • Dr. Chinedu Ugwu, leading partnerships with clinics, hospitals, and public health, and overseeing clinical teams in Nigeria

  • Dr. Donald Grant, Sierra Leone Country Manager

  • Dr. Daouda Ndiaye, Senegal Country Manager

  • Dr. Mosoka Fallah, Liberia Country Manager

  • Dr. Anne Rimoin, DRC Country Manager

  • Sylvannus Okogbenin, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria

  • Olufemi Ayodeji, Federal Medical Center, Owo. Nigeria

  • Kinglsey Ojide, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria

  • Ireti Dada, Ikorodu General Hospital, Nigeria

  • Dr. Bronwyn MacInnis, leading public health, international agency, and program partnerships

  • Alan Ricks (MASS Design), leading the design and construction of the ACEGID Genome Education Center



Advisory Board:

  • John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC

  • Issac Adewole, Professor, University of Ibadan and former Minister of Health in Nigeria

  • Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director, Access Bank Nigeria and African philanthropist

  • Hakeem-Bello Osagie, former Chairman of Etisalat Telecommunication Group and African philanthropist

  • Alas’hle Abimuku, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria

  • Oyewale Tomori, former WHO official in charge of Arboviruses and former Vice-Chancellor, Redeemer’s University;

  • Robert Garry, Professor, Tulane University

  • Dyann Wirth, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Chair of the WHO’s Malaria Program Advisory Committee

  • Phyllis Kanki, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former PI of APIN and PEPFAR programs in West Africa

  • Ash Carter, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. Secretary of Defense

  • Lisa Hensley, Assoc. Director of Science at the Integrated Research Facility (NIH)

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