Editorial Team

Professor Andrew Anthony Adjei is 
a Professor of Immunology at the Department of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School. He is the Coordinator for Worldwide Universities Network and the Australia-Africa Universities Network. He is a Fellow of the following:  African  Academy of Sciences (AAS), Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the African Sciences Institute. He is a Fellow and former national president of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists; Coordinator, University of Ghana Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Teams; Chairman, College of Health Sciences Ethical and Protocol Review Committee; and the Chairman, College of Health Sciences Public Lecture and Scientific Conference Committee. He is a former Deputy Provost, University of Ghana College of Health Sciences and the immediate past Director of Research, University of Ghana. 
Professor Andrew Anthony Adjei served on various committees of the University of Ghana. He is a reviewer of numerous Local and International Journals and has 134 publications in peer-reviewed journals

Email: aaadjei@ug.edu.gh

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Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research,
Department of Clinical Pathology

Professor Regina Appiah-Opong is a Toxicologist with twenty-six (26) years working experience in medical research. She has led and participated in multidisciplinary research with national and international collaborators. The positions she has held include Research fellow, Head of Department, Part-time lecturer, Senior Research fellow and Associate Professor. She holds first and second degrees in Biochemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Ghana, respectively, and a PhD in Molecular Toxicology from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She had postdoctoral training at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale University, USA. Her research interest is mainly in drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and drug discovery, particularly from plant sources. She has served as a reviewer for ten peer reviewed journals and published over 60 scientific journal articles, book chapters and patents.

Email: rappiah-opong@noguchi.ug.edu.gh

Read more https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Regina_Appiah-Opong2

University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences
Department of Community Room 46, Red Building Korle-Bu

Prof. Alfred E Yawson has over 16 years of medical practice and research experience. He has a BSc. (Honours) in Medical Sciences and MB ChB, from the University of Ghana Medical School, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Diploma in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Community Health), Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (Public Health), and a member of the WHO Team for the Multinational Study on AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE). He is a physician, public health practitioner, academic and researcher. He combines these skills in the provision of health care, research, policy development as well as training and mentoring of students. He is currently the head of Department of Community Health, University of Ghana.
He has over 85 publications. His research interest is in improving systems and processes of health care delivery in general and for specific groups (older adults; persons with HIV and AIDS; and chronic non-communicable diseases in adults and children) as well as health financing and quality improvement in health care systems

Email: aeyawson@ug.edu.gh or aeyawson@yahoo.com

Read more http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=yawson+ae



National Cardiothoracic Center, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle Bu, Ghana.

Mark M. Tettey has his Bsc. in Human Biology and MB ChB from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of West African College of Surgeons, Fellow of Ghana College of Surgeons and a Member of European association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana. He is a practicing surgeon and consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery and works at the National Cardiothoracic Center at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He has over 25 years medical practice.  He is the Editor of the School of Medicine (SMD) Newsletter and reviewer for 3 journals. His research areas are clinical and based on management and outcome of cases at the National Cardiothoracic Center. He has published over  50 articles in peer reviewed journal and book chapters.

Email: mmtettey@ug.edu.gh

Read more: http://www.ug.edu.gh/med-microbio/staff/dr-abi-nimo-kweku-mbchb-phd-mphil-bsc-hons

University of Ghana Medical School, Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Professor George Obeng Adjei holds an MD Degree from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology, and PhD Degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His expertise is in paediatric clinical pharmacology, especially in the areas of clinical trials, and therapeutics in special patient populations. His scholarly interests range from therapeutics and diagnostics to studies on basic mechanisms in infectious diseases. His research publications have focused on pathogenesis of severe childhood malaria, and clinical pharmacology of antimalarial drugs, including the application of pharmacokinetic modelling to optimize drug dosing. He has a keen interest in research ethics, especially the ethics of clinical research in vulnerable populations and serves on several ethics review boards. He is the Director of Research, Office of Research, Innovation and Development, University of Ghana (UG) and immediate past Director of the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UG.

University of Ghana School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dr Noah Obeng-Nkrumah is a lecturer/research fellow with the University of Ghana. He leads the ResearchInspire group which takes advantage of diverse expertise representing several faculties and a broad network of stakeholders within the healthcare. His interests focus on the integration of epidemiology of infectious diseases and drug resistance. Noah Obeng-Nkrumah is a lead scientist on puerperal infection project of the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)-Ghana group currently working on the surveillance of hospital acquired infections and antibiotic use. He is a member of the multidisciplinary national Antimicrobial Resistance Working group. He is a member of the Technical Oversight Committee of Fleming Fund Country Grant on Antimicrobial Drug Resistance Surveillance programme in Ghana. Noah Obeng-Nkrumah is a board member of the Carest College of Health, Ghana

Email: nobeng-nkrumah@ug.edu.gh

Department of Anatomy, University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana

Benjamin Arko-Boham has a PhD in Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology with specialty in Tunour Cell Biology from Dalian Medical University, PR China. He also holds Masters (Human Anatomy) and BSc (Zoology) from the University of Ghana where he has worked since 2007 as a fulltime faculty member and is involved in teaching and research. His research activities concentrate on cancer biology and biomarker detection with principal focus on breast cancer. He is interested in unravelling and understanding the unique genetic alterations and mechanisms underpinning the aggressiveness of African cancers. He also focuses on blood plasma studies for the identification of potential cancer diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. He has a number of publications to his credit and serves as reviewer for several international journals and institutional ethics boards.

Email: barko-boham@ug.edu.gh

Read more: http://www.ug.edu.gh/anatomy/staff/dr-benjamin-arko-boham

Department of Dietetics, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.

Dr. Joana Ainuson-Quampah is a distinguished and dynamic young lecturer at the University of Ghana. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 2003 and proceeded to pursue a Master’s degree in Dietetics after receiving the Ghana Government Scholarship for MPhil Programmes from the College of Health Sciences. She subsequently attained an upgrade from MPhil to PHD following her first grant award from the Office of Research Innovation and Development at the University of Ghana. Joana obtained her doctorate (in Dietetics) in 2013 and became a part-time faculty member at the department of Dietetics the following year. She was appointed a full time lecturer in 2015. Dr. Quampah has vast experience in different areas of Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics, including food safety, ethics/standards in professional practice, health promotion etc. Joana’s passion for research was deepened after her training at the Cardiovascular Research Training Institute (CaRT) in 2012. She is particularly interested in studying ‘link between diet, nutritional status and chronic diseases’ with special focus on cardiovascular disease prevention: the Influence of Ghanaian dietary oils. As a registered dietitian Joana also serve as a preceptor involved in clinical practice and training of interns and students.

Email: jainuson-Quampah@ug.edu.gh / quampah73@gmail.com

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics,
University of Ghana Medical School

Dr Josephine Akpalu is a member of the Ethics and Protocol Review Committee of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the editorial board of the CHS newsletter. She is also a reviewer for both local and international journals. Through these activities, Dr Akpalu has gained adequate background knowledge, skill and experience making her suitable for the position.
Dr Josephine Akpalu is a senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and is currently the head of department. She renders clinical services at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital as a physician specialist and endocrinologist and was the head of the endocrinology unit.
She had her postgraduate training in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the William Harvey Institute, Queen Mary University of London. Dr Akpalu had further training in Endocrinology at the Queen Elizabeth Birmingham Hospitals as a Commonwealth Academic Fellow. She is a fellow of West African College of Physicians and Ghana College Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS). She is currently the chairperson of the faculty of Internal Medicine, GCPS.
Her research interests are cardiovascular diseases among diabetes and obese patients, thyroid and pituitary disorders in Ghana and has some publications to her credit.

Email: jakpalu@ug.edu.gh

Department Of Maternal And Child Health, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, College Of Health Sciences, University Of Ghana.

Dr Florence Naab is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Maternal and Child Health Department of the University of Ghana School of Nursing and Midwifery. She had her Bachelor of Arts and Master of philosophy degrees from the University of Ghana, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the U.S.A. She has minor degrees in psychology and gender studies, and has also been trained as a policy fellow by the population reference Bureau in the USA. Dr Naab is a researcher, interested in the area of the psychosocial health problems associated with infertility. She has successfully completed research projects on male infertility, female infertility and the relationship between the beliefs that women hold about being infertile and their psychosocial health problems. She has investigated the levels of depression, anxiety, stigma, stress, and social isolation among women with infertility.
She has collaborated and led a team of researchers in the USA and Ghana to complete a research project that tested the feasibility of a culturally appropriate psycho-educational intervention in the form of a randomized control trial. Currently, she is leading a team of researchers in Ghana and South Africa to examine the predictors of psychosocial wellbeing of couples in Ghana and South Africa.

Email: florencenaab@yahoo.com or fnaab@ug.edu.gh

Dr. IK Amponsah holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacognosy, at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST, Ghana. His research work revolves around natural products, their quality control, efficacy, safety, and standardization. He has contributed to several drug discovery projects in the areas of inflammation, diabetes, Buruli ulcer, leishmaniasis, and anti-infectives. He has expertise in natural product isolation and the development of plant monographs. He has developed several medicinal plant monographs, contributing to the third edition of the Ghana herbal pharmacopeia as well as the first and second volumes of the west Africa herbal pharmacopeia. He has served as a traditional medicine expert committee member of the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) and on the governing board of the Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC) of Ghana. He has published over70 research articles in refereed journals. His current research interests include translation of indigenous traditional medical knowledge to the discovery of lead molecules for neglected tropical diseases including Buruli ulcer and leishmaniasis. He is also working to develop quality control tools for the assessment of herbal products. He has a passion to research medicinal plants, standardize and formulate them as safe and affordable dosage forms, providing education on their safe use, and influencing herbal medicine policy through research.

Email: ikamponsah@knust.edu.gh

Professor Jacques Kpodonu was classically trained as a cardiovascular surgeon with extra subspecialty training in endovascular surgery and has a broad clinical and research background in the subspecialty of cardiovascular hybrid surgery. He is currently a practicing cardiac surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In addition to his clinical efforts, he has earned a certificate in International Leadership Development Program for Physicians through the Harvard School of Public Health. His area of research is focused on addressing cardiovascular health disparities with an emphasis on cardiovascular capacity building and outcomes research in emerging countries, particularly in Africa. He is currently an NIH-funded Principal Investigator on the project entitled “AHOMKA: A Culturally-adapted mHealth Platform for Management of Hypertension in an Urban and Rural Region of Ghana”. The goal of that project leverages on the fact that the prevalence of mobile telephony in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) creates an opportunity for the adoption of mobile technology for monitoring and control of hypertension, the most prevalent NCD risk factor, and that an evidence-based mHealth platform can be leveraged to improve self-care and management of hypertension in an urban and rural region of Ghana. He has extensively written on implementing outcomes-based cardiovascular guidelines in emerging countries and is the editor of the upcoming Global health Series first edition textbook “Cardiac surgery capacity development in low and middle-income countries to published by Springer-Verlag. He is actively involved in hosting educational webinars for the African Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Africa. In collaboration with the North-eastern Biomedical Engineering Department, they have developed a 3D printed non-invasive ventilator to address COVID-19 complications in Africa. His group’s research work was just published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He is an active member of several national and international professional organizations including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), and Ghana Medical Association (GMA). He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). His goal is to advance the field of global cardiac surgery by providing high-quality clinical care, resident education, clinical outcomes, and cardiovascular data science research tools for establishing and maintaining global cardiac surgery databases as well as using national data for improving cardiovascular health disparities outcomes in Africa.

Email: jkpodonu@bidmc.harvard.edu

Email: amin2005agongo@gmail.com

University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Child Health

Professor Christabel Enweronu-Laryea completed her undergraduate medical training in Nigeria and postgraduate training (pediatrics and neonatology) in the United Kingdom. She is an Associate Professor since 2014. She served as a member of the Editorial Board of one international journal, is a reviewer for 5 journals and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Research interests include neonatology, rotavirus disease, and quality improvement.

Email: ccelaryea@ug.edu.gh

Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Neils Ben Quashie is an associate professor and the current director of the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, university of Ghana Medical School.He obtained his  PhD in Infection and immunity from the University of Glasgow. His main focus in research is to  understand the mechanism(s) propelling drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum infection. As such, together with collaborators, he has been tracking antimalarial drug resistance in Ghana for over a decade. Currently, he is attempting to use CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system, to discover a suitable molecular markers for monitoring antimalarial drugs in Ghana. His other interest has been the use of modern mehods to identify novel drug targets in the malaria parasite whilst searching for new anti-plasmodia compounds. Some of his research findings, conducted with collaborators, made available to the authorities was a major basis for a change in malaria treatment policy in Ghana recently. He has discovered and published novel pathways for transport of purine in falciparum as well as mediation of this essential nutrient in infected erythrocytes. He has also work with other parasites such as trypanosomes and trichomonas. Professor Quashie has over 45 publications in internationally renown Journal and is a peer reviewer for many journals.

Email: nbquashie@ug.edu.gh

Read more http://www.ug.edu.gh/med-microbio/staff/dr-abi-nimo-kweku-mbchb-phd-mphil-bsc-hons)

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

Prof. Ahorlu has his BA and MA degrees in Sociology from University of Ghana; Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods from University of Copenhagen, Denmark; MPhil in Global Leadership from University of Professional Studies, Accra and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Swiss TPH, University of Basel, Switzerland. Has been Associate Professor since 2017. He has vast research experience in social science, Public health and Epidemiology. Prof. Ahorlu has won the best graduating student award for Research Methods (University of Copenhagen) and Global Leadership (University of Professional Studies).  He was the head of Epidemiology department, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (2013 to 2017). He lectures at the Schools of public health, university of Ghana, where he has been teaching various courses including Plural medical systems in the third world, Research Methods, Implementation research, Health promotion and Cultural epidemiology. He has presented papers in more than 40 scientific conferences, workshops and seminars around the globe. Has published over 60 scientific peer-review journal articles, six book chapter and one monograph book. He is an associate editor for BMC Public Health and a reviewer for more than 10 Scientific journals.

Email: ahorlu@gmail.com or cahorlu@noguchi.ug.edu.gh
Read more https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Collins_Ahorlu


University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Microbiology, Ghana

Dr. Opintan’s research area is on antimicrobial drug resistance and diarrheal diseases. He is currently involved in the surveillance of antimicrobial drug resistance in Ghana, and he is also the scientific research coordinator of the ADMER project (http://admerproject.org/), a DANIDA sponsored programme. He is the lead for the Fleming Fund Country Grant on Antimicrobial Surveillance programme

Email: japh_opintan@yahoo.com or hjaopintan@ug.edu.>

Read more: http://www.ug.edu.gh/med-microbio/staff/japheth-opintan-bsc-hons-mphil-phd


               Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy,
                    School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences,
                          University of Ghana, Legon.

Irene Kretchy is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Legon. She is a Social Behavioural Pharmacist with academic background in social pharmacy and psychology. Her research area is social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy practice with specific research interests in biopsychosocial approaches to medication use and adherence in chronic physical and mental illness. Her research activities have focused on factors in response to medication utilisation and other treatments, understanding and optimizing medication-related behaviours and the assessment of perceptions and illness experiences of patients and caregivers in relation to use of medications. Her research has also explored the role of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in primary healthcare from the perspectives of patients, formal and informal caregivers.


Email: ikretchy@ug.edu.gh

Read more: http://www.ug.edu.gh/ppcp/faculty-staff

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Kwaku Asah-Opoku is a consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana, Accra. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and a member of the Ghana College of Surgeons.  He holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Ghana.  He is currently a lecturer in the University of Ghana, School of Medicine and Dentistry and lectures in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Community Health. His interest areas are Reproductive health, family planning, Caesarean sections and global health. His interest in global health has seen him serve as a facilitator in the Global Summer School on reproductive health in Utrecht, Netherlands. He has co-authored several articles in international peer reviewed journals and is a currently a reviewer of 3 scientific journals of high repute.

Email-kasah-opoku@ug.edu.gh or kasahopoku@yahoo.com

Department of Physiotherapy, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana

Jonathan Quartey is physiotherapist by training and has garnered over 16 years’ experience and extensive international exposure in Physiotherapy, having had the opportunity to serve as a practitioner, lecturer and researcher. He has served and continues to serve on Committees such as Ethics and Protocol Review, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS), World Confederation for Physical Therapy Membership and Health Professions Education, College of Health Sciences, in different capacities. Jonathan has participated in, and presented at numerous scientific conferences, workshops and continuing education programmes. He is also Reviewer of a peer reviewed journal. In addition to clinical practice, Jonathan has served on numerous occasions as a member of technical teams of sporting disciplines in Ghana for both local and international assignments.

Jonathan is Senior Lecturer, Head, Department of Physiotherapy, SBAHS and Head, Health Professions Education Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. He is also the current Chairman, Africa Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. His research interests are in physiotherapy education and musculoskeletal (orthopaedics and sports) physiotherapy. He holds a PhD in Physiotherapy from University of Pretoria, South Africa, a master’s degree in Health Professions Education and in Physiotherapy.

Email: jquartey@ug.edu.gh / neeayree@googlemail.com

Department of Surgery,
University of Ghana Medical School

Dr Mathew Yamoah Kyei have been in medical practice for the past 20 years, working as consultant Urologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery of University of Ghana Medical School. He is also a trainer, thesis supervisor and examiner of the West African College of Surgeons and the Ghana College of physicians and Surgeons.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Ghana Medical School Research Newsletter and is a reviewer for about 15 scientific journals. He has published about 30 journal articles and two book chapters.

He started his professional carrier as a house officer in 1998, through residency and graduated a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 2008 in Urology. He has also had postgraduate fellowships in Uro-oncology at the Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa and Sheba Medical Center in Israel.

He had his medical education at the University of Ghana Medical School (MBChB-1991-1998) and post graduate medical education with West Africa Post graduate Medical College leading to the ward of the Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS-2008).

His research interest is in urology in general and Uro-oncology and is a member of an international consortium of researchers undertaking research on prostate cancer.

Email: matkyei@yahoo.com; mkykyei@ug.edu.gh

Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu.

Rev. Dr. Tom Akuetteh Ndanu is the Senior Research Fellow of the  Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu.His expertise is in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Biostatistics and Diet and Oral Health.

He has over 50 peer-reviewed published articles. Published two Applied Statistics books and One Book on Diet, Nutrition and Oral Health.He is a member Trustees for African Nutrition Society, Trustee member of eNutrition Academy, London,  Head of Treasury for ANS for ten years. Currently a Member of Committees including, Ethical and Protocol committee of the College of Health Sciences, Institutional Review Board of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. Member of Editorial Board of Health  Sciences Investigative Journal.  Chairman of the Research Committee of the University of Ghana Dental School. Current chairman of the College of Health Sciences Chaplaincy Board. A member of the Biennial Scientific committee for the past 8 years.

Has attended more than two dozens international conferences where oral and poster presentations were done. Have also ran Statistics for Nutrition Research Workshops in five African countries, all sponsored British Nutrition Society.

Been part of the African Task Force for Food and Nutrition Security meetings in DR Congo and Ethipia. Been part of the Ecowas Nutrition forum that took place on Togo, Guinea Bissau and Liberia, all under the auspices of the West African Health Organizatio (WAHO).

Email: tandanu@ug.edu.gh

Department of Surgery,
University of Ghana Medical School, Accra

Dr Antoinette Bediako-Bowan is a lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ghana Medical School and General Surgeon in the Colorectal unit of Department of Surgery, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra , Ghana, for the past 6years.  She completed medical school (2005) at the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra and went on to have her residency and fellowship training (2014) as a General Surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, becoming a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. She had her PhD studies (2020) in Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, describing the epidemiology of surgical site infections in a teaching hospital in Ghana and developing a surveillance system for monitoring surgical site infections in Ghana.

She is interested in a research career in colorectal diseases, especially colorectal cancers, defining the incidence, molecular characteristics and treatment outcomes in Ghana as well as research aimed at improvement of infection control practices in hospitals in Ghana to reduce hospital acquired infections, specifically  surgical site infections.

Email: abediako-bowan@ug.edu.gh

Dr Phyllis Dako-Gyeke is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. She holds a Masters Degree in Communication and Development Studies and PhD in Health Communication, from Ohio University, and Bowling Green State University, USA, respectively. Phyllis has over 12  years experience in research, teaching as well as community service. She has published widely in internationally renown journals covering relevant public health issues in low-to-middle income countries.

She is a reviewer for several Journals and a Guest Editor for the Infectious Diseases of Poverty Journal. Dr. Dako-Gyeke leads several World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored projects that seek to strengthen health research capacity across the African sub-region. These include running of the African Regional Traning Centre, with a key focus on implementation research; and design and facilitation of the Gender-based analysis online course. Phyllis has a wide experience in teaching, design and use of qualitative research methodologies, especially for impact assessment and exploratory studies. Her areas of interest include Maternal and Child Health, Social Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Intimate Partenr Violence, Gender and Health, Implementation Research, Ageing and Health, and HIV and AIDS.

Email: pdako-gyeke@ug.edu.gh

Professor Christy AN Okoromah is Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics Head, Paediatric Cardiology Unit, University of Lagos College of Medicine/Faculty of Clinical Sciences (August 2018 till date). She was the Director of Medical Education Development Unit (MEDU) College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) from April 2011 to 2016. She also serves as Consultant Paediatrician Head, Cardiology Unit Department of Paediatrics Lagos University Teaching Hospital [LUTH] (June 2000 till date). Professor Okoromah has served as a Resource person in conferences, workshops, and symposia on various subject areas including Teaching and assessment methods, Curriculum/Course review/redesign, Research capacity development, Responsible conduct of research, Authorship and Peer review, Mentoring/advising/supervision, Cochrane systematic reviews, Evidence-based medicine, and Quality of healthcare. She is a member CMUL Academic Publications Committee and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Scoring of Academic Publications from February 2013 till date. Professor Okoromah was the Editor-in-Chief/Chairman, Medilag News, the official newsmagazine of CMUL from 2009 to 2013. Her areas of current research include The OMICS (metabolomic, Proteonomics, and epigenomics/genomics) of paediatric heart failure and hypertension 2. Cardiometabolic disorders in chronic childhood diseases [HIV/AIDS, HbSS, Nephrotic syndrome, Cancers, and CHD) 3. Fetal origins and hypothesis of cardiometabolic dysfunction in prematurity: A cohort prospective study. 4. Efficacy and Safety of selected anti-failure medications in paediatric heart failure: Randomized controlled trials 5. Macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies in congenital heart disease (CHD) INFECTIOUS DISEASES {Pneumococcal infections} Nasopharyngeal carriage and molecular typing of pneumococcus in children with CHD, HbSS, or HIV/AIDS.

Email:  cokoromah@unilag.edu.ng;  canokoromah@cmul.edu.ng; faimer2004_christy@yahoo.com

                      Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, &
                 Immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).

Jonathan K. Stiles, Ph.D. is a Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, & Immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).  He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Zoology and Biochemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Salford, England in 1990.  He undertook post-doctoral training in Molecular Parasitology at the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya (1990-1992), Molecular Biology at the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada (1992-1994), and University of Mississippi Medical Center, MS (1994-1999). 
Dr. Stiles served as the interim chairperson of the MBI department between July 2011 and October 2012 as well as on various intramural committees.  He currently serves as the Co-Director of the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Training Program and serves as Developer/Coach on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). He is a member of the International Boards of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He also serves as a consultant reviewer on various NIH Study Sections.  He conducts capacity-building consultation for Low to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in biomedical research, medical education, and global health.  He has authored over 84 peer-reviewed scientific publications, five patents, and 136 invited lectures.  He serves on the editorial boards of PLoS and The Journal of Vector-Borne Diseases. He is a nationally and internationally recognized NIH R01 Principal Investigator seeking new interventions against cerebral malaria-associated cognitive defects and mortality. He is committed to the diversification of the biomedical workforce through research training and mentoring in alignment with MSM’s mission of “Leading the Creation and Advancement of Health Equity”.

Email: jstiles@msm.edu

Email: gamoah@ug.edu.gh

Editorial Advisors

Prof. David S. Roos                           University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Shigeru Yamamoto                    Kanazawe University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Nico.P.E. Vermeulen             VU University Amsterdam,  Netherland.

Prof. Wilfred Mbacham                      University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Prof. David J. Sullivan                       Baltimore, Maryland

Prof. Graham Louw                           University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Jorgen A.L. Kurtzhals                University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp             University Medical Center Utrecht

Prof. Christie Abaidoo                       Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tech, Ghana

Prof. Evelyn Ansah                           University of Health and Allied Science, Ghana

Prof. J. D. Sefah                               University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana

Prof. Margaret Lartey                        University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana

Prof. Col. (Rtd) Edwin Afari                University of Ghana, School of Public Health

Prof. Francis Martinson                      University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana.

Prof. Matilda Asiedu Steiner               University of Ghana, School of Biological Sciences

Dr. Dwomoa Adu                               Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana


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