Dr. John Amuasi
Dr. Amuasi lectures at the Global Health Department, School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He is Executive Director of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD). He is Group Leader of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group, at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine which hosts ARNDT. Dr. Amuasi trained as a physician at the KNUST School of Medical Sciences and holds post-graduate degrees, two Masters and a PhD in Health Research and Policy, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA. From 2007 to 2010, he served as head of the Research and Development Unit at Kumasi’s 1,000-bed Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Amuasi is passionate about research that focuses on improving health systems, services, and outcomes, including policy analyses using both primary and secondary data in low and middle-income countries. His research currently involves field epidemiologic studies on cryptosporidiosis, malaria, and several neglected tropical diseases. Dr. Amuasi is at the fore-front of global efforts towards addressing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and serves as an Executive Committee member of the African Coalition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT).