Margaret Gyapong, Professor and Director, Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
With a background in Medical Anthropology and Epidemiology, Margaret Gyapong is interested in research impact on health systems. She has worked at the intersection between health research and practice building research capacity nationally and internationally and leading the authorship of 3 modules in the WHO Implementation Research Toolkit. Her research interests are in implementation research, health systems, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, maternal and child health. Margaret serves on a number of national and international task forces, steering committees and working groups. She holds adjunct professorial and senior lecturer positions in Georgetown University and Brunel University and is a reviewer and associate editor for international peer reviewed journals.
Having worked in the Research Division of the Ministry of Health in Ghana from 1990 to 2016, she joined the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana where she is currently the Director of the Institute for Health Research. In 2017, Dr. Gyapong was one of 12 women Honored by women in global health to receive the first ever heroines of health award for her work in drawing attention to the needs of women suffering from the consequences of neglected tropical disease. She is a member of the HCE Advisory Committee.