Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA

University Professor/Director, ICAP at Columbia University

Wafaa El-Sadr is University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Through ICAP at Columbia University, the Center she established more than a decade ago, she was instrumental in support of establishment of large-scale programs in sub Saharan Africa and Asia that integrate research, education, training and practice.  ICAP works closely with US government agencies, international organizations, academic institutions, private sector, community-based organizations and civil society groups in the pursuit of responsive, inclusive, sustainable and innovative approaches to addressing global health threats and achieving public health impact. ICAP supports the education, training and mentorship of diverse workforce for health with a special emphasis on support for the nursing workforce.

Dr. El-Sadr’s research interests are diverse and include research on the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, maternal-child health among others.

She received her medical degree from Cairo University, a masters in public health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and a masters in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She was named as McArthur fellow in 2008 and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.