Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi is the first trained Social historian of medicine from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana. He lectures in the Department of History and Political Studies of same university. He is currently the Head of History and Political Studies of KNUST. His research focus is in Applied History including the social studies of health and medicine in Africa .Through Applied History, he makes explicit attempt to illuminate current challenges and choices by analyzing historical precedents and analogues. He begins with a current choice or predicament and provides a perspective from history. His current project focuses on epidemics and pandemics focusing on Asante.