Ellis Owusu-Dabo, MB ChB, PhD

International Scholar

  •  Vice- Chancellor & Professor | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  •  Ghana
  •   Diabetes | Infectious disease | Tuberculosis

Languages: English

Bio Statement: 

As a scientist, public health consultant, and lecturer, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo’s expertise is mainly in population genomics of type II diabetes and Tuberculosis in low-income settings. Over the last decade, he has gained extensive experience in teaching and research at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He has successfully secured funding and led research into genetic and immunologic factors of pulmonary tuberculosis and type II diabetes in collaborative research. As the current Vice-Chancellor, Ellis’s passion is in training the next generation of scientist to develop solutions to solve Africa’s problems.

Recent Global Health Projects

1. Planned Hosting of University of Pennsylvania Students.

2. Facilitation / Lead in D43 grant between University of Pennsylvania and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Recent projects include a multinational, multi-center study of surveillance activities to determine severe typhoid activities in seven African countries and national studies into multi-drug resistance in Ghana with support from Global Fund and assistance from World Health Organization.

Selected Publications

 Marchello CS, Birkhold M, Crump JA; Vacc-iNTS consortium collaborators. Complications and mortality of non-typhoidal salmonella invasive disease: a global systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 31:S1473-3099(21)00615-0. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00615-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35114140.

 Acquah-Gyan E, Acheampong PR, Mohammed A, Adjei TK, Agyapong E, Twumasi-Ankrah S, Sylverken A, Owusu M, Owusu-Dabo E. User experiences of a mobile phone-based health information and surveillance system (mHISS): A case of caregivers of children under-five in rural communities in Ghana. PLoS One. 2022 Jan 21;17(1):e0261806. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261806. PMID: 35061727; PMCID: PMC8782293.

Agyemang C, Nyaaba G, Beune E, Meeks K, Owusu-Dabo E, Addo J, Aikins AD, Mockenhaupt FP, Bahendeka S, Danquah I, Schulze MB, Galbete C, Spranger J, Agyei-Baffour P, Henneman P, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Adeyemo A, van Straalen J, Commodore-Mensah Y, Appiah LT, Smeeth L, Stronks K. Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and nonmigrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana - the RODAM study. J Hypertens. 2018 Jan36(1):169-177.

Boateng D, Agyemang C, Beune E, Meeks K, Smeeth L, Schulze MB, Addo J, de-Graft Aikins A, Galbete C, Bahendeka S, Danquah I, Agyei-Baffour P, Owusu-Dabo E, Mockenhaupt FP, Spranger J, Kengne AP, Grobbee DE, Klipstein-Grobusch K. Cardiovascular disease risk prediction in sub-Saharan African populations -Comparative analysis of risk algorithms in the RODAM study. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 1;254:310-315. Epub 2018 Jan 28.

Dekker D, Krumkamp R, Eibach D, Sarpong N, Boahen KG, Frimpong M, Fechtner E, Poppert S, Hagen RM, Schwarz NG, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Owusu-Dabo E, Im J, Marks F, Frickmann H, May J. Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasive bloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 19;18(1):47. 

Last Updated: 18 December 2023