Dr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo is a Consultant Public Health Physician, University Teacher and Researcher. As a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), his area of expertise is in Medical Epidemiology and applied public health technologies. As a University Teacher, he has trained undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as mentored young faculty at both local and international levels.
Ellis is a demonstrable, experienced, and astute university administrator, ethically-sound industry leader 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 Framework Programme of 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 has travelled extensively and serves on several boards at both local and international levels, while having a massive network of individuals and organisations he works with.
Dr Owusu-Dabo has published over 250 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. As Perelman International Scholar of the University of Pennsylvania 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.