We are delighted to announce that Professor Ibrahim Abubakar has been appointed as a Non-Executive Member at the North Central London Integrated Care Board (NCL ICB).
Ibrahim is a public health consultant and leading scholar in the field of infectious disease epidemiology. He brings over three decades of experience in academia and the health service including in frontline clinical roles, as a consultant and in leadership roles at Public Health England and University College London (UCL), where he is currently Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Pro-Provost (Health), acting as the senior point of connection for UCL’s wide range of health partners.
He led Public Health England’s successful tuberculosis control strategy, developing a major research programme on tuberculosis, as well as introducing a new national surveillance system. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020 in recognition of his research into infectious disease epidemiology and migration and health.
On his appointment, Ibrahim commented “I firmly believe that by bringing together all elements of our health system and services affecting the determinants of health, we can deliver optimal health outcomes for local populations. The integrated care board approach provides a great opportunity to accelerate the delivery of population health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and tackle the major health challenges of our time and I am excited to have this opportunity to be a member of the board.”
Ibrahim began his 3-year term as a Non-Executive Member on 6 November 2023.