Kwame Sakyi, Ph.D.


Title: Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3101 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8846
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail:  ksakyi@oakland.edu


 

Biography
I was trained in International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Oakland University. I have devoted most of my training and research over the past eight years to understand the social, cultural and psychosocial factors that impact maternal, neonatal and child well-being in low and middle-income settings. I have sought this understanding through projects relating to infectious diseases (HIV and malaria), health service utilization, and maternal and child mental health. Currently, I am the PI of an R25 Research Grant from the NIH to examine how caring for low birthweight infants affect retention of postpartum women in HIV care in Ghana. I am also the founder and Director of the Center for Learning and Childhood Development-Ghana, a non-profit organization that focuses on early childhood development. Over the next decade, my primary goal is to translate my understanding of the determinants of maternal, neonatal and child well-being into interventions that saves lives and promote health in this vulnerable population.

Education
Ph.D. in Public Health - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
M.S. in Public Health - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
B.A. in Biochemistry - Albion College, Albion, MI