Professor Moses John Bockarie

Nationality: Sierra Leonean

Professor Moses J. Bockarie graduated from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM ) in 1992 with a PhD in Medical Entomology.

After graduating, he returned to Sierra Leone to continue his work as a research scientist before moving to the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, becoming Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Vector Borne Disease Unit in 1996. In 2005, he joined the Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA as Visiting Professor, where he continued his research on NTDs.

Professor Bockarie was appointed as Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD), LSTM, in 2008. As Director of CNTD he had direct oversight for research and implementation activities in 12 project countries working closely with national ministries of health, academic institutions and several implementation partners.

He brings onboard experience on a wide range of diseases including malaria, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and other NTDs. He has worked in many countries in Africa, Europe, United States and the Pacific region and is a member of the Executive Group of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis and WHO panel of Experts on parasitic infections. He has over 116 publications in peer-reviewed journals including first authored papers in the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine.