John Amuasi


Dr. Amuasi lectures at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he is based at the Global Health Department of the School of Public Health and is head of the Department of Community Health at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Amuasi is also Group Leader of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), which hosts the Secretariat of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) of which he is the Executive Director. Dr. Amuasi trained as a physician at the KNUST School of Medical Sciences, and later graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA, with post-graduate degrees terminating in a PhD in Health Research and Policy.

He also served as head of the R&D Unit at the 1,200-bed Komfo Anokye teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana for 3 years from 2007-2010. Dr. Amuasi has consulted for several international organizations and is passionate about research that focuses on improving health systems, services and outcomes, including policy analyses using both primary and secondary data in low and middle-income countries. His research currently involves field epidemiologic studies on malaria, snakebite and other neglected tropical diseases.

Dr. Amuasi also co-chairs The Lancet One Health Commission and is at the fore-front of global efforts towards addressing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. He serves as an Executive Committee member of the African Coalition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT). Through ALERRT at KCCR, Dr. Amuasi is coordinating the setup of research on the clinical characterization of Covid-19 in Africa.

Department of Global Health
School of Public Health
Leader, Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group
Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana