John Owusu Gyapong

Professor John Owusu Gyapong is a Ghanaian Professor of Epidemiology. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho Ghana.[1][2]

Professor John Owusu Gyapong
EducationLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

PhD, Epidemiology 1994 – 1997

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London MSc, Public Health 1992 – 1993

Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology, Kumasi BSc.; MB ChB, Medicine 1980 – 1987

Presbyterian Boys Secondary School A Level, Science 1978 – 1980

Aquinas Secondary School O Level, Science

1973 – 1978
OccupationVice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences
Spouse(s)Professor (Mrs) Margaret Gyapong

Before assuming this new position, Professor Gyapong was serving his second term as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development at the University of Ghana. He also worked in various capacities at the Ghana Health Service and was chairman of the Food and Drugs Authority Clinical Trials Technical Committee.[1] Outside the University, He has had a wide and varied international experience and exposure. He has provided expert service as Technical Advisor to several national and international organisations and institutions some of which he chaired. These include: The World Bank; World Health Organisation and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).These several roles over the last two decades culminated in his appointment as a Commissioner to the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on the Global Governance for Health, an independent academic research initiative managed in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Education and Academic QualificationsEdit

Professor Gyapong obtained an MB ChB degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1987. He undertook his postgraduate studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, England where he earned an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries in 1993, and later a Ph.D in Epidemiology, 1997.


Research InterestsEdit

Prof. John Gyapong's main area of research is infectious disease epidemiology, especially lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical disease and malaria. He has been involved in several large scale field epidemiological trials in Ghana including the Ghana on Vitamin A Supplementation, Malaria intervention studies and Social and economic impact of lymphatic filariasis. For over 10 years he was Director for Research and Development of the Ghana Health Service where he was responsible for health systems research. He has received at least 5 million dollar of research grants in the last 5 years. Before assuming responsibility as Pro-Vice Chancellor he was the Vice-Dean and Professor in Epidemiology and Disease Control at the School of Public Health of the University of Ghana, and an Adjunct Professor of International Health at the Georgetown University in Washington. He serves on several international research review committees and boards.[1][2][4]


  1. ^ a b c Nyabor, Jonas (2016-10-05). "Prof. Gyapong inducted as new UHAS Vice Chancellor". Ghana News. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  2. ^ a b "WHO | Prof John Gyapong". Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  3. ^ "John Gyapong | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  4. ^ "John Gyapong - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2016-11-27.