Dr. Marcel Yotebieng co-leads the Central Africa IeDEA as MPI together with Drs. Kathryn Anastos and Denis Nash. Over the past two decades, he has worked in multiple countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as a clinician, public health practitioner, and researcher. He has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grants funded by the National Institute of Health, the Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization. He has lived and taught in South Africa and in DRC, as well as the US. In collaboration principally with the late Dr. Okitolonda and more recently Drs. Lebwaze, Babakazo, Kaba, and Mampunza, he maintains strong research infrastructures in DRC, including a centrally located office with >30 full-time staff, cars, and freezers that support ongoing data collection in >100 health facilities across the province of Kinshasa. He facilitates site participation for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. In addition, he is a dedicated mentor for graduate and doctoral epidemiology students and junior faculty.
Dr. Yotebieng has a MD from the University of Yaoundé I, plus a PhD in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and MPH in Maternal & Child Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.