Dr. Samba Corr Sah is the Head of the Research Division of the DPRS and Principal researcher of the SEN-ETHICS project (Reinforcement of the regulation of research in Senegal and in West Africa) funded by EDCTP (2018-2020) and Scientific advisor to the leadership capacity building project in the use of evidence in public policy in West Africa.
He is Co-researcher of the Multisectoral Approach for the Improvement of the Health Information Systems for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health funded by IDRC; and of the Building Capacities in Gender Mainstreaming for Ethics Committee Members from Senegal to West Africa 2019-2021 project funded by EDCTP in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza / Spain.
He is an Expert Associate to the Initiative for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health of the African Academy for Medical Research. He lectures at Universite Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (University of Dakar) in medical ethics, research ethics and health systems research methodology.
He has and continues to supervise several Master theses in health services management. He was WHO consultant for “Support to regulatory and ethics committees of the Republic of Guinea” during the Ebola epidemic, and Rapporteur of the “Research and Ebola” Forum in Africa January 2015 in Dakar and has been an Expert of “The World Justice Project” 2012 – 2016.
His publications are in the role of research in the performance of public health establishments, Placebo use in vaccine trials and Prevalence of smoking among adolescents in schools, Human rights and epidemic management in Africa, among others.