Nana Kofi Quakyi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Doctoral Candidate, Research Fellow, New York University

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.


  • –present
    Research Fellow , College of Global Public Health., New York University


  • 2014 
    Emory University, Master of Public Health
  • 2012 
    Columbia University in the City of New York, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2019
    ‘I believe high blood pressure can kill me:’using the PEN-3 Cultural Model to understand patients’ perceptions of an intervention to control hypertension in Ghana, Ethnicity & Health
  • 2018
    Health insurance coverage with or without a nurse-led task shifting strategy for hypertension control: A pragmatic cluster randomized trial in Ghana, PLoS Medicine
  • 2017
    Comparative Effectiveness Cluster-randomized Trial of a Nurse-led Task-shifting Strategy for Hypertension Control Versus Provision of Health Insurance Coverage in CHCs in Ghana, Journal of Hypertension
  • 2017
    'i Believe High Blood Pressure Can Kill Me:'patients'perceptions of an Intervention to Control Hypertension in Ghana, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2017
    Sustaining Nurse‐Led Task‐Shifting Strategies for Hypertension Control: A Concept Mapping Study to Inform Evidence‐Based Practice, Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing
  • 2017
    Exploring stakeholders’ perceptions of a task-shifting strategy for hypertension control in Ghana: a qualitative study, BMC Public Health
  • 2016
    Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Implementation Science
  • 2016
    Sustaining a task-shifting strategy for blood pressure control in Ghana: A stakeholder analysis, Implementation Science