Professor John Gyapong

Nationality: Ghanaian

Professor John Gyapong is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Innovation and Development of the University of Ghana. He is a Public Health Physician and an Epidemiologist. He had his basic medical education in Ghana and later studied Public Health (MSc) and Epidemiology (PhD) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London.

He has run several large scale field intervention studies in Ghana. His main area of research is infectious disease epidemiology, especially lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical disease and malaria. He established and managed the Ghana Filariasis Elimination Programme for 8years where he was also in-charge of the Onchocerciasis Control. For 12 years he was Director for Research and Development of the Ghana Health Service where he was responsible for health systems and implementation research.

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 and has over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals.