Nov 17, 2020
Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, PhD, is a
passionate trailblazer in public health policy and research.
Having completed her PhD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at
Houston School of Public Health, her most current work, for her dissertation,
examines the health equity and economic effects that mobile health
clinics have on hard to reach populations. She is from Ghana and
holds onto her Ghanian values, but she lives in the US and there
are things in the US that have become a part of who she is.
Personally, she is a fiery
millennial woman, a Jesus follower, a wife and a mother of
three. Professionally, she’s a scientist with a background in
engineering and biological sciences who has now found her work in
public health. Additionally, she is an author of a children’s
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roundabout way she got into public health.
curiosity and soul searching led her to her professional
passion: equitable access to health.
mobile health clinics are and how they operate.
mobile health clinics bridge health gaps for so many
mobile health clinics are providing much needed care during
COVID-19 and during/after natural disasters.
access to healthcare is a human right and how mobile health clinics
are helping to bridge disparities.
PhD journey and how important the process was for her professional
she is showing the value of the impact of mobile health clinics of
decreased adverse health outcomes and cost savings.
advice to people looking to get into the public health
- Equitable access to health: I get goosebumps
just saying this
can I tell their stories so that individuals such as decision
makers and funders will have the information they need?
there is something wrong with us (health-wise), that affects our
- LinkedIn: @sharonattipoe-dorcoo
- Facebook: @KoliBosco
- Instagram: @KoliBosco
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