Dr Samuel Schumacher
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
Dr Samuel Schumacher joined the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in 2015 and is currently Evidence & Policy Lead across several FIND programmes, with a 40% focus on TB. He has a longstanding interest in the development and evaluation of technology to address global health problems and over 10 years of research experience focused on infectious disease diagnostics. Dr Schumacher has worked on a wide range of TB diagnostics projects, including large multicentre diagnostic accuracy studies and studies to directly measure the impact of TB diagnostics on health outcomes. He has extensive knowledge of medical research methodology, quantitative methods, evidence synthesis and policy development processes. He received his BSc and MSc in molecular biotechnology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and his PhD in epidemiology from McGill University in Canada.