I am a Public Health Physician Specialist in Medical Epidemiology. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health based at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Scientific Director for the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR). It is through these positions that I have a unique vantage point from which to undertake high-impact scientific projects, teaching and consultancy. My primary area of interest is in non-communicable diseases in low-income countries, although with considerable scientific work in population genomics of pulmonary tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Over the last seventeen years, I have gained extensive experience in postgraduate/undergraduate teaching and research in and out of Ghana and have participated in many international research consortia including the H3Africa in bioinformatics network (H3Abionet) that seeks to build capacity for genomic data analysis and been part of several biomedical research activities in Ghana.