Alpha Forna

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Drake Lab and Rohani Lab


Ph.D. – Imperial College London – 2020

MSc. – University of Leeds – 2014

BPharm(Hons). – University of Sierra Leone – 2012

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

2016 — Doctoral award, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK

Selected Publications

Forna, Alpha, et al. “Comparison of machine learning methods for estimating case fatality ratios: An Ebola outbreak simulation study.” PloS one 16.9 (2021): e0257005.

Safari, Amir Hosein, Nafiseh Sedaghat, Hooman Zabeti, Alpha Forna, Leonid Chindelevitch, and Maxwell Libbrecht. “Predicting drug resistance in M. tuberculosis using a Long-term Recurrent Convolutional Network.” In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, pp. 1-10. 2021.

Forna, Alpha, et al. “Spatiotemporal variability in case fatality ratios for the 2013–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.” International Journal of Infectious Diseases 93 (2020): 48-55.

Forna, Alpha, et al. “Case fatality ratio estimates for the 2013–2016 West African Ebola epidemic: application of Boosted Regression Trees for imputation.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 70.12 (2020): 2476-2483.