Senior Researcher

Professor Eugene SOBNGWI MD, PhD, FAAS is Professor of Medicine and Chair of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Yaoundé 1, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Yaoundé Central Hospital. He is head of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Metabolism at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Yaoundé 1 and Senior Researcher and co-founder of RSD Institute for health research and interventions. Professor Sobngwi served as Vice-president Global of the International Diabetes Federation 2017-2019 and is currently Director of Health Care Organization and Health Technology at the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health since October 2021.

He is a Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. He has served in many national and international expert committees such as the American Diabetes Association International Committee for the Diagnosis of Diabetes (2008), the IDF Type 2 guidelines revision committee and several WHO expert committees including the expert committee for diagnosis and classification of diabetes, the committee on the diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy, and the consultation for NCD comorbidities in HIV, and is the Vice-President of Cameroon Scientific Council for Public Health Emergencies since COVID19 outbreak.

He is the author of over 220 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters with an H-index of 66.