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Dr Aliou Barry

Research Scientist, Epidemiology Unit, Pasteur Institute of Dakar, Senegal

Tel: +221-772850035


  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • DES Infectious Diseases
  • MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health
  • DU Epidemiology
  • MPH Public Health/Epidemiology

Professional Summary

Research Assistant at the Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Data Science Unit, Dr Barry holds a PhD in Medicine followed by a Diploma of Specialised Studies in Infectious Diseases with numerous internships in qualitative and quantitative research during his public health studies. More than six years of experience in coordinating activities within the framework of the national syndromic surveillance network in Senegal (4S Network) and offering great expertise in the setting up of surveillance sites, their monitoring, epidemiological field investigations

Research activity

His research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of infectious diseases (surveillance of respiratory viruses, malaria, arboviruses, diarrhoea), the methodology of biomedical research and epidemiological surveys: drafting protocols and seeking funding for research projects, coordinating the implementation of research activities in the field, scientific valorisation, etc.

Public Health activities

  • Surveillance and investigation of epidemics
  • Support to the Ministry of Health in the development of protocols and investigation of epidemics
  • Participation in the meetings of the restricted technical group for epidemiological surveillance
  • Participation in the activities of the National Epidemic Management Committee at the Ministry of Health

Training activities

  • Facilitator of the annual RESER training course (Reinforcement of skills for the detection of emerging or re-emerging pathogens), Institut Pasteur de Paris, France
  • Training of chief doctors of health districts and field workers in Senegal in the supervision and setting up of epidemiological surveillance centres
  • Training course supervision Master Sante Publique ISED, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal (Perspective)

Main publications

  • Mamadou Aliou Barry, Florent Arinal, Cheikh Talla, Boris Gildas Hedible, Fatoumata Diene Sarr, Ibrahim Oumar Ba, Boly Diop, Ndongo Dia, and Muriel Vray. Performance of case definitions and clinical predictors for influenza surveillance among patients followed in a rural cohort in Senegal. BMC Infect Dis. 2021; 21: 31. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05724-x. PMCID: PMC7790019 [PubMed] 
  • Idrissa Dieng, Mamadou Aliou Barry, Moussa Moise Diagne, Boly Diop, Mamadou Ndiaye, Martin Faye, Marie Henriette Dior Ndione, Mame Malick Dieng, Abdoulaye Bousso, Gamou Fall, Cheikh Loucoubar, Amadou Alpha Sall, Oumar Faye, and Ousmane Faye. Detection of Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus in North-eastern Senegal, Bokidiawé 2019. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020; 9(1): 2485-2487. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2020.1847605. PMCID: PMC7717587
  • Diagne CT, Barry MA, Ba Y, Faye O, Sall AA. Dengue Epidemic in Touba, Senegal: Implications for the Grand Magal Pilgrimage for Travelers. J Travel Med. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay123.
  • Niang MN, Barry MA, Talla C, Mbengue A, Sarr FD, Ba IO, Hedible BG, Ndoye B, Vray M, Dia N; 4S Network Group. Estimation of the burden of flu-association influenza-like illness visits on total clinic visits through the sentinel influenza monitoring system in Senegal during the 2013-2015 influenza seasons. p. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Sep 10:1-
  • Barry Aliou, Talla C, Sarr FD, Ba IO, Hedible BG, Vray M, 4S Network Group. Early outbreak detection through sentinel surveillance system in Senegal. Aliou Barry, JInfect Dis Ther 2016, 4:6(Suppl)

Dr Mamadou Aliou BARRY

Chercheur scientifique