Akosua Dankwah, Dr.PH.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Akosua Dankwah is a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Recovery Research Institute.


Dr. Dankwah completed her Dr.PH. at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her doctoral dissertation examined the perceptions of Black American Rhode Island church leaders toward intervention models and harm reduction methods in the face of the opioid misuse crises.


Her doctoral project was supported by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Opioids and Overdose, based at the Rhode Island Hospital, a fellowship award from the F.X.B. Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Recovery Research Institute.


She also holds an M.P.H. from the Brown University School of Public Health in Rhode Island and a B.A. from Knox College in Illinois.


Dr. Dankwah looks forward to an impactful post-doctoral fellowship at the Recovery Research Institute with a focus on church-based recovery studies.

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