Dr. Mary Adjepong is a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. With a doctoral degree from Michigan State University, an MPhil in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from KNUST and a professional certification as a Registered Dietician from the Allied Health Professions Council, her research interests focus on improving health and nutrition outcomes among Ghanaians, through nutrition and lifestyle. She has conducted research on the causes of maternal mortality in Ghana and antioxidant nutrition among burns(thermally injured) patients. Her lab also studies various facets of chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, stunting, cognition deficits) and its intervention (prevention and treatment) in infants, children and adults.
With her expertise in whole blood fatty acid and food analysis, she has conducted research studies on the role of fatty acids in growth and cognitive function in Ghanaian children.
She is a founding member of the Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics where she serves as the committee member on the advocacy committee.