Dr. Alain Labrique has a joint appointment in health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an associate professor of international health and holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on infectious diseases.
Dr. Labrique’s current research works to define the consequences of hepatitis E infections in pregnant women in South Asia, reduce nosocomial infections in hospitalized neonate, and explore the role of intrapartum infections on pregnancy outcomes and neonatal mortality.
Dr. Labrique is also working to describe the “trajectories to mortality” in resource-limited settings experienced by women of reproductive age and infants, in order to identify novel opportunities for intervention. Leading an interdisciplinary team spanning Johns Hopkins, Dr. Labrique and colleagues are exploring the potential for mobile information and communications technologies to facilitate timely emergency obstetric and neonatal care to reduce perinatal mortality and maternal morbidity in rural Bangladesh.
He is also actively engaged in designing and exploring appropriate diagnostic and public health technologies, and is the inventor of a number of devices (three patents pending), including the portable field dark adaptometer, a novel device currently being validated as a non-invasive method for vitamin A assessment.
Dr. Labrique received his B.S. degree in biology and his M.S. degree in molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his M.H.S. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Labrique joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2007.
He is the founder and chair of the Global mHealth Initiative at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the American College of Epidemiology and the Center for Global Health, and serves on the editorial board of the World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases. He has been awarded the Johns Hopkins University President’s Award for Excellence in Advising and the National Institutes of Health Summer Institute Fellowship.