Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo


Dept: Global and International Health
Office of the Dean
Department of Global Health
School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, KNUST

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The role of candidate microRNAs in the T cell response during acute and latent tuberculosis; to determine the exact immunological role played by micro...~more

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Dr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo is a Consultant Public Health Physician, Teacher and Researcher. As a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, his area of expertise is in Medical Epidemiology and applied public health technologies. As a teacher, he has trained undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as mentored young faculty at both local and international levels.  Ellis is a demonstrable astute university administrator and a research project management consultant. He is highly driven in his research interest area, mainly non-communicable diseases in low-income country settings. He also has considerable interest in population genomics of pulmonary tuberculosis. Ellis has secured and managed multimillion United States dollar research grants from principal granting institutions such as the European Union, National Institutes of Health (NIH), The World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) as well as many bilateral organisations. He serves on several boards at both local and international levels, and has a massive network of individuals and organisations he works with. Dr Owusu-Dabo has published close to 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. As Perelman International Scholar of the University of Pensylvannia School of Medicine, his passion is in building capacities of next generation scientists and health systems to help solve Africa’s health problems through scientific research collaborations.

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