Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    MBChB, University of Ghana Medical School

  • 1991
    Masters in Public Health, University of Liverpool, School of Tropical Medicine, UK

  • 1992
    Part I of the West Africa College of Physicians and Surgeons in Public Health

  • 2000
    Doctor of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), School of Public Health, USA

  •  
    Foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons

Selected publications

  • Comment: Making sense of health estimates. www.thelancet.com. Published online March 19, 2015. Irene Agyepong, Tumani Corrah, Yan Guo, Bruce Hollingsworth, Micheal Klag, Kim Longfield, Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza, Peter Piot, JVR Prasda Rao, John-Arne Rottingen, Peter Smith, Marc Sprenger, Trevor Sutton, Sarah Curran, Edmond SW Ng on behalf of the Independent Advisory Committee to the Global Burden of Disease.

  • Agyepong I.A., Aryeetey G.C., Nonvignon J., Asenso-Boadi F., Dzikunu H., Antwi E., Ankrah D., Adjei-Acquah C., Esena R., Aikins M., Arhinful D.K. (2014) Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: provider payment and service supply behaviour and incentives in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme – a systems approach. Health Res Policy Syst. 2014 Aug 5;12:35.

  • Aberese Ako M., van Djik H., Gerrits T., Arhinful D.K., Agyepong I.A. (2014) "Your health our concern, our health whose concern?": perceptions of injustice in organizational relationships and processes and frontline health worker motivation in Ghana. Health Policy and Planning Volume 29 Supplement 2 October 2014 ISSN 0268-1080. Pp ii15 – ii28

  • Kwamie A., van Dijk H., Agyepong I.A. (2014) Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: realist evaluation of the Leadership Development Program for district manager decision making in Ghana. Health Research Policy and Systems. 12.29. doi 10.1186/1478-4505-12-29

  • Oduro-Mensah E, Kwamie A, Antwi E, Amissah Bamfo S, Bainson HM, Marfo B., Mary Amoakoh Coleman M., Grobbee D.E., Agyepong I.A. (2013) Care Decision Making of Frontline Providers of Maternal and Newborn Health Services in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55610. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055610

  • Agyepong I.A., Kodua A., Adjei S., and Adam T. (2012) "When solutions of yesterday become problems of today": Crisis ridden decision making in a complex adaptive system. Health Policy and Planning 27. Doi 10/1093/heapol czs 083

  • Agyepong I.A., Nabyonga-Orem J., Hercot D. (2011) When the non workable ideological best becomes the enemy of the imperfect but workable good. Tropical Medicine and International Health. Volume 16 No. 1 pp 105 – 109

  • Agyepong IA, Nagai RA. (2011) "We charge them; otherwise we cannot run the hospital" front line workers, clients and health financing policy implementation gaps in Ghana. Health Policy 99. Pp 226 – 233

  • Agyepong I.A. & Adjei S. (2008) Public Social Policy Development and Implementation: A Case Study of the Ghana National health Insurance Scheme. Health Policy and Planning 2008; 23: pp 150 – 160


Selected projects

  • Rockefeller Grant 2013 THS 307 to support the Development of a Pan African Health Leadership Doctoral Program. Scientific Leader and Coordinator of Rockefeller Foundation supported work to establish a Professional Doctoral Program in Health Leadership for Africa (DRPH – HLA). A partnership between University of Ghana SPH, UNC-Chapel Hill SPH, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape SPH and Makerere University SPH. July 1, 2013 – January 31, 2016

  • IDRC Research Support Grant. Strengthening in country Health Systems Research Capacity in West Africa. 107694-001. Scientific Leader. April 1, 2014 – Sep 30th 2015

  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO) project: "Accelerating progress towards attainment of MDG 4 & 5 in Ghana" Project involves research and capacity building (5 Ghanaian and 1 Nigerian PhD candidates are being trained in Health Policy and Systems, Medical and Organizational Anthropology and Epidemiology) Collaborating partners: University Medical Center, Utrecht; and Wagninengen University. February 1, 2011 – Dec 2016

  • Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA). PI for University of Ghana, School of Public Health team

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Health Systems Global – Board Member

  • Ghana Medical Association (GMA) – Member

  • Public Health Physicians Association of Ghana (PHPAG) – Member

  • International Health Economics Association (iHEA) – Member

  • African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) – Board Member

  • Ghana Health Economics and Policy Association (GHEPA) – Member

  • Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) – Member

  • Member of the Scientific Oversight Group (SOG), Institute for Health Metrics, University of Washington

  • Chair of the Board of Health Systems Global, 2012 – 2014

  • Chair of the Executive Committee for the organization of the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, 2012 – 2014

Additional qualifications

  • Foundation Fellow Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons – Public Health


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