Esther Annan

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office Phone
119 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

I received my medical degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana. After close to 3 years of clinical work, I pursued an MPH with a focus in public health policy at New York University, focusing on how to bridge the gap between medicine, research, and health policy implementation.  I then acquired a Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) to strengthen my research skills and further explore my research interests in infectious diseases. My primary research interests involve examining the intersection of how spatiotemporal relationships and demographic patterns play a role in the etiology of infectious diseases. Of particular interest are vector-borne diseases like dengue fever. My research interests also involve utilizing epidemiological methodological approaches to assess and establish causal inference. Much of my work has used large datasets from Mexico to further our understanding of dengue fever severity in Mexico. Furthermore, I hope to use my medical background and training in public health policy to examine how these relationships may further help to guide location-specific policies in the management and eventually prevention of vector-borne diseases.