Dr. Abdallah Mkopi is a Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute. Dr. Mkopi joined the institute in 1999, after obtaining his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Applied Microbiology with Chemistry, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and M.Sc. (Med) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Mkopi holds a PhD (Epidemiology) from University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is an Epidemiologist with extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation of Tuberculosis related projects. He has been involved in various researches over time, including an Evaluation of the Patient Centered TB treatment (PCT) in Tanzania. He is also actively involved in data analysis for a variety of projects at the institute. He is key member of the IHI’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), as Biostatistician and ensuring all projects in the institute adhere to the ethical guidelines for research and practice. Dr. Mkopi has over 10 years experience of working with international, national and regional partners – being based in the UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, USA; and across Sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi).