Nana Kofi Quakyi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at New York University's School of Global Public Health, where he is also a doctoral candidate.
He is a health economist and policy analyst specializing in healthcare systems and health services research with a particular focus on financing and provider payment mechanisms.
He teaches courses at the undergraduate and masters level and received the Future of Africa Award in the faculty category in 2018 from NYU's Asfrican Students Union, becoming the youngest recipient of that honor.
Prior to this academic career, he was a health insurance industry lobbyist with the Georgia Association of Health Plans. In that capacity, he represented the legislative interests of the seven largest health insurers in America at the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Georgia.
Nana Kofi is also a campaign strategist with a specialization in operations and political engagement. He previously served in the State Operations and Political Engagement team for the 2016 Presidential Campaign of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, where he designed and supervised the asset management protocols for 35 states from the Brooklyn headquarters.
He is a former chapter president and national board member of St. Anthony Hall, the oldest collegiate literary society in the United States, and was the first African to hold either position since its foundation in 1847.