Dickson Amugsi

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dickson is a project manager on the urban risks project under the Urbanization and Wellbeing Program. This study seeks to assess vulnerability, capacity and loss to health due to poor solid waste management in three major cities in Africa: Nairobi, Mombasa and Dakar.

He holds a PhD in international public health from the University of Bergen in Norway. Dickson also obtained a double master of science degree in international health from University of Copenhagen, Denmark; University College London, UK; and University of Bergen in Norway, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana. He has certificates in implementation research, and nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics, obtained respectively from WHO and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Prior to joining APHRC, Dickson worked as a research fellow at the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), Ghana. He has also worked as senior research officer/clinical research coordinator and research assistant respectively, on several epidemiological and public health studies, including malaria epidemiology, morbidity, efficacy studies, child survival studies, birth cohort studies, and vaccine and drug trials at the NHRC. He has published several peer-reviewed papers in the areas of maternal and child nutrition, dietary diversity, childcare, malnutrition and childhood diseases.

He is driven by a strong desire to improve the health and well-being of the vulnerable in society. His research interest include but not limited to municipal solid waste and its impact on the health of urban dwellers, especially those living in slums,  maternal and child health, dietary diversity, nutrition,  child growth, social determinants of health and health systems.

 

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