Prince Adu | Bio


PhD, School of Population and Public Health, UBC (2013-Present)
MPH, Ohio University, USA (2011-2013)
MA, International Development Studies, Ohio University, USA (2010-2012)
BA, Psychology (Minor: Russian), University of Ghana (2004-2008)

Research Interests:

  • Health Systems research
  • Globalization and Health
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Health information systems and health policy
  • Health of health workers
  • Immigrant and Minority Health
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

I was born and raised in the beautiful, warm and tropical country that sits on the west coast of Africa: Ghana! I had my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Ghana and a master’s in public health from Ohio University. I am interested in understanding the structural determinants of health in populations using statistical modelling techniques. My dissertation aims to unravel upstream determinants of tuberculosis among healthcare workers in South Africa. At my free time, you will find me listening to the radio, cooking, watching football or dancing!

Select Publications and Presentations

Yassi, A., Adu, P.A., Nophale, L. & Zungu, M. (2016). Learning from a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve healthcare workers access to prevention and care for tuberculosis and HIV in Free State, South Africa: The pivotal role of information systems. Global Health Action, 9. doi:

Adu, P. A., Ukah, U. V., & Palmer, S. D. (2015). Association Between Recency of Immigration and Mammography Uptake: Results from a Canadian National Survey. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1–8.

Ametewee, L.A., Adu, P.A., Hilmers, A., & Swahn, M. (2016, June). Early Alcohol Use and Problem Drinking among young people in Ghana, Guyana and Honduras. Poster session presented at the Epi Congress of the Americas, Miami, Florida, USA

Adjei, J., Adu, P.A. & Ackah, B. Betty (2016, June). Unravelling the Healthy Immigrant Effect on Diabetes Risk in Canada: What have Race and Gender got to do with it? Paper presented at the Canadian Population Society Meeting, Calgary, AB Canada

Adu, P.A., Spiegel, J., Jones, D., Engelbrecht, M. & Yassi, A. (2015, June). Assessing how information is used to improve the health and safety of health care workers: a pilot qualitative study. Paper presented at the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Congress, Seoul, Korea.

Adu, P.A (2014, February). Towards participatory monitoring and evaluation of a Chagas disease intervention in southern Ecuador. Poster session presented at 1st Annual Public and Global Health Symposium, Medical Student and Alumni Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Adu, P. A. & Patterson, N. (2013, June). Monitoring and Evaluation Report. Paper presented at Healthy Living Initiative Summer 2013 Projects. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.
Adu, P.A (2013, March). Obstetric Fistula in Tanzania: A socio ecological perspective. Poster session presented at Women & Children’s Health in Africa Conference at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.