Margaret Gyapong BSC, MSC PhD
Appointment: Deputy Director (Research and Development) Ghana Health Service and Adjunct Professor International Health Program Georgetown University.
Areas of interest: Neglected Tropical Diseases, Implementation Research, Demographic Surveillance Systems.
Background: Studied Medical Anthropology at Brunel University West London (1995) and Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (2000).
Margaret worked on the Ghana Vitamin A supplementation Trials from 1990 to 1992 and then joined the Ghana Health Service where she started off as a research officer. She is currently Deputy Director for Research and Development in charge of the Dodowa Health Research Centre.
In the last 22 years, she has contributed to setting up of the Lymphatic Filariasis Control program in Ghana, building research capacity for district and regional health management teams, started and continues to maintain a Health and Demographic Surveillance System in the Dodowa Health Research Centre. The centre collaborates with multiple organizations on various projects. In addition she has served on a number of task forces and committees of the World Health Organization and the Task force for Global health in Atlanta Georgia and is the lead author and facilitator of the recently launched WHO/TDR toolkit on Implementation Research.
She joined the School of Public Health of the University of Ghana as an adjunct faculty member in 2000 and set up the Masters Program in Applied Health Social Science. In addition she has held adjunct professorial appointments with the Brunel University and is currently an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University where she is also a preceptor of their international health program.