Mosoka Fallah, PhD, MA, MPH
President and CEO, Refuge Place International (RPI)
Health Security Technical Consultant, World Bank
Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Refuge Place International, an NGO in Liberia and the US that addresses how access to quality affordable health care impacts maternal and infant mortality among poor urban and rural dwellers in Liberia. He and his team are currently working to rapidly scale up this successful model, with community involvement and empowerment central to their work, across the country and in neighboring Sierra Leone. In 2017, he was awarded the USAID Liberia Health Worker and the Development Person of the Year award for his work with Refuge Place International.
Most recently, he was the co-founder and Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) — founded in response to the devastation of the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Dr. Fallah completed his PhD in Immunology at the University of Kentucky and his MPH in Global Health/Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. For his work building community-level trust in the Ebola response, Dr. Fallah was named a Time Magazine Persons of the Year in 2014. He currently serves as the Health Security Consultant for the World Bank in West Africa and as a consulting Scientist for Medical Science & Computing, LLC (MSC), which provides services to the US National Institutes of Health. He is a part-time faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fallah supports CEID’s work via the Boston University and the University of Liberia Emerging and Epidemic Virus Research (BULEEVR) project, which aims to create a research training program that offers a pathway to pursue a Doctorate in Philosophy in basic and translational virology, microbiology, clinical research, or public health in Liberia.