Melek Somai

Co-Founder and Board Member


Melek Somai is the principal in digital health engineering at Inception Health. He holds also the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Somai’s expertise is in health informatics and data engineering. Melek is trained in medicine, data scientist, and public health. He was formerly a research fellow at the Neuro-Epidemiology and Ageing Research at Imperial College and the Associate Director of the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering exploring the deployment of Blockchain Technology in Health Care and Life Sciences. He is a former Fulbright scholar. Dr Somai has a special interest in the impact of information technology and data in shaping the provision of care. He is also interested in the development of new approaches to public and global health using data science. As part of his global health activities, Dr Somai is the founder and the current president of the Tunisian Center for Public Health.


Public Health Fellowship

Started in 2019-10-12
The TunCPH Public Health Fellowship Programme provides an opportunity to young and excellent predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers to conduct, under the guidance of mentors, cooperative research related to public and global health issues.... read more

Data Science and Informatics for Global Health

Started in 2020-01-01
We collaborate with key stakeholders across the globe to improve access to technology and foster a data-driven approach to global health strategy.... read more

Universal Health Coverage Day

Started in 2019-10-12
To celebrate the UHC day, TunCPH covened members of the Civil Society (CS) as well as partners of the The Tunisian Societal Dialogue process to attend an evaluation workshop/roundtable. The workshop discussed how to engage policymakers and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support and promote UHC.... read more


  • Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

    Published by Melek Somai in The Lancet on June, 2018