Dr. Michael Boah

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Population Health, Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Dr. Michael is a seasoned public health researcher with over 10 years of combined experience in program management and conducting health-related research. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Ghana, the premier university in Ghana, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Health Statistics from Harbin Medical University, China. 

Before joining UGHE, he held various roles at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Disease Control of the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. He served as a lecturer and departmental quality assurance officer, ensuring adherence to guidelines and standards for academic excellence. His extensive experience also includes a pivotal role as a District Nutrition Officer with the Ghana Health Service, the implementing arm of the Ministry of Health of Ghana, from 2010–2017 focusing on maternal and child health.  

He has used a wide range of research methodologies, including quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, and a mixed-methods approach, to conduct numerous health-related research studies. His focus on promoting health and well-being, particularly among vulnerable populations such as women and children, is evident in his co-authorship of over 35 scientific papers published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, contributing to the broader discourse on global health.