University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Alumni

Ibrahim Yekinni

Ibrahim Yekinni
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Ibrahim was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended the University of Lagos for Premedical studies in 2009 and moved on to receive his medical degree from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos (2015).

During his undergraduate study at the University of Lagos, he co-founded a digital agency which helped small businesses get online at the time. Some of the success stories include a gadget store that increased orders from 50 to more than 2000 in a year; a platform that helped connect over a thousand medics during the first month of launch, amongst others.

In 2014, during the Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria and while in his final year at the College of Medicine, Ibrahim was part of a team that helped develop a community based surveillance tool the Nigerian Government used in detecting cases that could have started secondary outbreaks. He has afterwards been involved in various projects at the intersection of healthcare and technology including an iron fortifying water tank to prevent iron deficiency anemia in women in a village in Chennai, India; a mobile phone based infectious disease surveillance system that helped improve infectious disease reporting in Lagos, Nigeria; and a remote monitoring system for better management of hypertension.

In the long term, he's interested in helping healthcare delivery transition from a disease focused, reactive approach to a more wellness focused, proactive system through technology.

In his free time, he enjoys making art, watching movies and learning about different cultures and their histories.


(Last Updated July 2018)

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