Amrish Baidjoe

Field Epidemiologist and Microbiologist; Vice President of the R Epidemics Consortium

Amrish is a field epidemiologist and microbiologist whose aim is to bridge field operations with scientific partner institutes to fortify the fundament of evidence to improving decisions. Currently, Amrish is the vice president of the R Epidemics Consortium (RECON), where he works on the advancement of the data analytics field in medical humanitarian emergencies using the free and open source R software. Within RECON, he is specifically tasked with capacity building and operational partnerships with a diverse array of global partners including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and different field epidemiology training programs (FETP) as well as TEPHINET.

He is currently also elected president of the EPIET Alumni Network, the largest network of FETP alumni of the European Field Epidemiology and Public Microbiology programs (EPIET and EUPHEM). He serves as a focal point for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and co-leads the operational research group on epidemiological research in health emergencies. Until recently, he was based in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, where he led efforts for WHO and the health sector (cluster) coordination around improving practices of operational research and evidence-based decision-making within the Rohingya refugee crisis.