Kwaku Poku Asante

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante, (BSc, MD MPH, PhD) is a public health physician and the Director Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC). KHRC is a Ghana Health Service institution and a leading centre for health research in the Ghana and the African region. The centre focuses on conducting multidisciplinary research to address health challenges and improve healthcare delivery in Ghana and beyond. The centre’s research areas cover a wide range of health topics, including infectious diseases, child health, reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, environment health, and health systems strengthening.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Asante has made significant contributions to public health research, particularly in Ghana and various other countries. Notably, he played a pivotal role as the leader of the Ghana Randomized Air Pollution and Health Study, which subsequently sparked numerous environmental health-related investigations. Currently, Dr. Asante is one of the principal investigator for Columbia World Projects, a collaborative initiative aimed at addressing household air pollution through the implementation of clean energy solutions. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Asante mentors students in their research endeavours over the years and has an impressive publication record with over 100 scholarly articles to his name. He is a member of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the current Chair of the African Chapter, ISEE.

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSc, University of Ghana
  • MD, 2000 University of Ghana
  • MPH, 2004 University of Ghana
  • PhD, 2012 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine