MOSOKA FALLAH, MSc, MPH, PhD

ACTING DEAN, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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Biography

Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah runs Refuge Place International, an NGO providing health care for poor communities, in Liberia. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of this NGO with a fund raising arm in the United States of America (USA) and implementation in Liberia. They are in the process of starting a branch in Sierra Leone. Refuge Place International addresses the issues of access to quality affordable health care that 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 across the country. Community involvement and empowerment through the Community Co-Investment Model is central to the way they work. Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Community-based Initiative-Liberia (CBI-Liberia), an NGO providing research services on issues that emanated from the 2014/2015 ebola outbreak in West Africa. CBI-Liberia was founded in 2014 in the midst of the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak to restore trust in the communities and mobilize the communities. CBI-Liberia focuses on the network of local community leaders and community mobilization in addressing epidemics/pandemics and the consequences from them.

QUALIFICATION

MSc, Kent State University, 2006

PhD, University of Kentucky, 2011

MPH, Harvard P. Chan School of Public Health, 2012

CURRENT ENGAGEMENT 

Public Health Seminar

AEPI/ENHT605 Public Health Surveillance

Image by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič

Selected PUBLICATIONS

  1.  Kumeh, O. W., Fallah, M. P., Desai, I. K., Gilbert, H. N., Silverstein, J. B., Beste, S., Beste, J., Mukherjee, J. S., & Richardson, E. T. (2020). Literacy is power: structural drivers of child malnutrition in rural Liberia. BMJ nutrition, prevention & health, 3(2), 295–307. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000140

  2. Eghrari, A. O., Bishop, R. J., Ross, R. D., Davis, B., Larbelee, J., Amegashie, F., Dolo, R. F., Prakalapakorn, S. G., Gaisie, C., Gargu, C., Sosu, Y., Sackor, J., Cooper, P. Z., Wallace, A., Nyain, R., Gray, M., Kamara, F., Burkholder, B., Brady, C. J., Ray, V., … Fallah, M. P. (2021). Characterization of Ebola Virus-Associated Eye Disease. JAMA network open, 4(1), e2032216. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.32216

  3. Collinson, S., Timothy, J., Zayzay, S. K., Kollie, K. K., Lebas, E., Candy, N., Halliday, K. E., Pullan, R., Fallah, M., Walker, S. L., & Marks, M. (2020). The prevalence of scabies in Monrovia, Liberia: A population-based survey. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(12), e0008943. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008943

  4. Walker, S. L., Collinson, S., Timothy, J., Zayzay, S. K., Kollie, K. K., Candy, N., Lebas, E., Halliday, K., Pullan, R., Fallah, M., & Marks, M. (2020). A community-based validation of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria by expert and nonexpert examiners in Liberia. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(10), e0008717. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008717

  5. Barker, K. M., Ling, E. J., Fallah, M., VanDeBogert, B., Kodl, Y., Macauley, R. J., Viswanath, K., & Kruk, M. E. (2020). Community engagement for health system resilience: evidence from Liberia's Ebola epidemic. Health policy and planning, 35(4), 416–423. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz174

  6. Wiley, M. R., Fakoli, L., Letizia, A. G., Welch, S. R., Ladner, J. T., Prieto, K., Reyes, D., Espy, N., Chitty, J. A., Pratt, C. B., Di Paola, N., Taweh, F., Williams, D., Saindon, J., Davis, W. G., Patel, K., Holland, M., Negrón, D., Ströher, U., Nichol, S. T., … Palacios, G. (2019). Lassa virus circulating in Liberia: a retrospective genomic characterisation. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 19(12), 1371–1378. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30486-4

  7. Woskie, L. R., & Fallah, M. P. (2019). Overcoming distrust to deliver universal health coverage: lessons from Ebola. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 366, l5482. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5482  Postnikova, E. N., Pettitt, J., Van Ryn, C. J., Holbrook, M. R., Bollinger, L., Yú, S., Caì, Y., Liang, J., Sneller, M. C., Jahrling, P. B., Hensley, L. E., Kuhn, J. H., Fallah, M. P., Bennett, R. S., & Reilly, C. (2019). Scalable, semi-automated fluorescence reduction neutralization assay for qualitative assessment of Ebola virus-neutralizing antibodies in human clinical samples. PloS one, 14(8), e0221407. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221407

  8. Rude, J. M., Kortimai, L., Fallah, M., April, B., Nuha, M., Katawera, V., Nagbe, T., Tamba, A., Desmound, W., Mulbah, R., Pierre, F., Onuche, E. M., Chukwudi, J. O., Talisuna, A., Yahaya, A. A., Rajatonirina, S., Nyenswah, T., Dahn, B., Gasasira, A., & Fall, I. S. (2019). Rapid response to meningococcal disease cluster in Foya district, Lofa County, Liberia January to February 2018. The Pan African medical journal, 33(Suppl 2), 6. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.supp.2019.33.2.17095

  9. Nagbe, T., Williams, G. S., Rude, J. M., Flomo, S., Yeabah, T., Fallah, M., Skrip, L., Agbo, C., Mahmoud, N., Okeibunor, J. C., Yealue, K., Talisuna, A., Yahaya, A. A., Rajatonirina, S., Clarke, A., Hamblion, E., Nyenswah, T., Dahn, B., Gasasira, A., & Fall, I. S. (2019). Lessons learned from detecting and responding to recurrent measles outbreak in Liberia post EbolaEpidemic 2016-2017. The Pan African medical journal, 33(Suppl 2), 7. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.supp.2019.33.2.17172

  10. Haun, B. K., Kamara, V., Dweh, A. S., Garalde-Machida, K., Forkay, S., Takaaze, M., Namekar, M., Wong, T., Bell-Gam Woto, A., Humphreys, P., Weeks, O. I., Fallah, M. P., Berestecky, J. M., Nerurkar, V. R., & Lehrer, A. T. (2019). Serological evidence of Ebola virus exposure in dogs from affected communities in Liberia: A preliminary report. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13(7), e0007614. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007614

Research 

Ebola Survivor Research

Genome Wide Association Studies

Malaria Research

Interaction of Education and Prevention in COVID-19

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Viral hemorrhagic fevers

Malaria

TB

Vaccines

RESEARCH METHODS

Clinical Research

Mixed Methods Research