Yusuf Henriques

An inspirational 4th of July episode that will make you think. A Jamaican-born immigrant, our Living Legend describes what happens when access and opportunity are given to young people. A sharp reminder of the folly of the recent Supreme Court ruling which killed Affirmative Action social justice policies.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndyGeneUS AI & IndyGeneUS Global (pronounced indigenous) a precision genomics company aiming to create the world’s largest blockchain-encrypted digital health platform of indigenous and diasporic African clinical and genomic data.


Count Time Podcast Living Legend Yusuf Henriques 

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Visionary Yusuf Henriques

The Howard University graduate earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Magna Cum Laude) and 95% of his IndyGeneUS team are also Howard Alums. Henriques is a sought after thought leader where he frequently speaks on the importance of precision health equity and the power of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), with an emphasis on BIPOC communities.
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Prior to Henriques’ start-up ventures he was a sought after regulatory affairs expert. He launched his career in the regulatory space as the acting Branch Chief for the Ob/Gyn, Gastroenterology, and Urology Divisions in the Center for Device and Radiological Health at the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
He served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for SAIC, where he oversaw regulatory compliance strategies for multi-site clinical trials. He was a lead regulatory scientist for the Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) at Booz Allen Hamilton and Senior Research Health Scientist for Outpatient Psychiatry at the James J. Peters Veteran Affairs Medical Center in The Bronx, NY.
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Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
As you all know, we always keeping it real. We’re always moving forward. We always got some fresh, innovative new information, new ideas. But this day, we have a, I’m about to say, very special young man here who I had had the pleasure of meeting through his working on a big case, what’s called a Henrietta Lacks case, with attorney Benjamin Crump.

I like to welcome welcome to Count Time. Yusef Henriques. Welcome to Count Time.

Appreciate it. Thanks for having me.

Now, this brother here, you have to give us a lot of information because you all going to hear it in his voice once he starts speaking, where he’s originally from, but he’s doing some big things, and he’s not from Louisiana. You grew up where?

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I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. I spent my early, younger years there and then got the pleasure coming to the US as a teenager to go to high school, where my dad was living in Florida. South Florida. huge population of first and second generation Jamaicans, kind of that’s where they migrate to if they don’t like the cold weather in New York.

So my dad, Joseph, came as a machinist for the MPA, the trains in New York, they were hiring a lot of smart machinists out of the islands. And so my dad came here as one of the engineers that worked on a train in New York. But, yeah, it was too cold. So he decided to migrate down to Fort Lauderdale, be back to our natural roots, sun and beaches.