McGoldrick Fellow Sikhulile Moyo Named to TIME100 List of the Most Influential People in the World

Sikhulile Moyo

McGoldrick Fellow, Dr.  Sikhulile  Moyo, has been named to TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022! Dr. Moyo is the Research Laboratory Director at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, a health research and training collaboration established in 1996 between the Government of Botswana and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also a fellow in the department’s McGoldrick Professional Development Program in Public Health which was established through the generous support of John L. McGoldrick to train researchers from low-and middle-income countries in quantitative methods useful in the design and analysis of HIV/AIDS studies. Recently, research from Dr. Moyo and Dr. Tulio de Oliveira, the director of South Africa’s Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation, had a global impact on the COVID-19 pandemic response when they were credited with identifying and reporting the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant last November.Per the TIME article, profiled by John Nkengasong, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – “it was a transformational moment and a shift in paradigm—one that for me symbolized that excellence in science can originate in Africa. Every generation has people who inspire subsequent generations. Sikhulile and Tulio have the potential to be that for people who will work in public health and genomics. We have not seen the end of their contributions.”