is an Assistant Professor, in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He founded the African Centre for Innovation and Leadership Development, where he leads several global health and food security initiatives. His research interests and experience lie at the nexus of trust, food security, nutrition and global health entrepreneurship. He has led the creation of several high-impact health and nutrition innovations including the NutridoTM system, a gamification platform for adolescent health.
He has worked and consulted for diverse organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria, the Sandra Rotman Centre, Yale’s Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Grand Challenges Canada. He holds a PhD in Microbiology from University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. Most recently, he serves as a Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador.