Dr. Irene Owusu Pokuaa is an MPH graduate from the Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology and Biostatistics and Infectious disease. She is also a medical doctor from Ghana with several years of experience practicing medicine in low resource settings with an interest in infectious disease control and prevention.
Irene is passionate about using clinical research to inform population health, especially among chronically ill patients and in infectious disease. She has worked on several projects in rural Ghana. Some of the most noteworthy projects dealt with sexual health programs among adolescents, and community based programs to reduce the incidence and spread of HIV in Ghana. She hopes to combine her medical knowledge and experiences with her MPH degree to contribute to novel practices and therapeutics in Infectious diseases.
In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading a good book, trying out new dishes and dancing. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
- MPH, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2018-2020
- MBChB, University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Accra, Ghana, 2011-2015
- BSc Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, 2004-2009