Public Health & Health Services Administration

Welcome New Faculty

Meet our newest Assistant Professor, Kwadwo Boakye

Kwadwo Boakye, Ph.D., MPH, M.S, CPH

Kwadwo Boakye is an assistant professor in the department of Public Health & Health Services Administration at California State University, Chico. Dr. Boakye is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding how environmental conditions (e.g., air pollution, transportation noise, climate variables), and the built environment (e.g., green space) influence a wide range of health outcomes. A large portion of his research uses geospatial methods to support evidence-based decision-making in health research. As an environmental epidemiologist, geospatial methods are powerful tools for public health, bringing additional context to public health data analysis and informing decision-making and policy, ultimately reducing the burden of adverse health outcomes. Visualizing the spatial distribution of populations in relation to adverse health outcomes or the patterns of diseases and incidence furthers our understanding of the disease burden and stimulates research and policy action.

Kwadwo earned his Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology at Oregon State University. Prior to earning his doctoral degree, He received a dual master’s degree in Applied Geography(concentration in Health and Medical Geography) and Public Health from the University of North Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, respectively. During his free time away from work, Kwadwo loves to play table tennis, or do outdoor activities.