Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Social/Behavioral/Administrative Sciences at the Touro College of Pharmacy, New York. She coordinates and teaches 3 courses in the PharmD program including the Health Systems, Health Policy & Management course and an elective course in Global Health. She obtained her B.Pharm degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy from the Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and a PhD in Health Outcomes & Policy Research from the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, USA.A specialist clinical pharmacist with extensive clinical practice and teaching experience in Ghana and Anglophone West Africa, she changed career paths from clinical practice to public health and health policy when she joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as the Essential Medicines Program Advisor for Ghana. In this position, she provided technical assistance to the relevant national agencies within the Ministry of Health to develop the National Medicines Policy, improve the quality of medicines, and promote access to essential medicines and their rational use, among other responsibilities. She has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations to her credit, having consistently made both podium and poster presentations at professional conferences around the world. She has contributed extensively to the SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology & Society. She serves on the Editorial Boards of 4 peer-reviewed journals and is a peer reviewer for many journals including the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Additionally, she reviews conference abstracts for the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She has received several recognitions for academic and professional excellence, including the New Investigators in Global Health Award from the Global Health Council in 2009. She is a member of several professional associations including American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Public Health/Global Health; Access to health care and outcomes of care for various population groups; Access to and outcomes of antiretroviral therapy (ART); Health Services and Outcomes Research.