Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi is the Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center and co-Director of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Catherine has a medical background and is a trained epidemiologist with research interests in Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Systems Strengthening. She has designed and tested service delivery models for resource-constrained settings such as slum settings and is a strong advocate for the societal benefit of research beyond traditional research outputs. At APHRC, she has strengthened approaches to policy engagement and advocacy to ensure timely and effective uptake of evidence in decision making. She has more than 140 publications and sits on multiple national and global expert advisory panels.
Professor Madhukar Pai is a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre, and former Director of McGill Global Health Programs. He did his medical training in India and public health training at Berkeley. His research is mainly focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.