Professor Kwasi Torpey is a Professor of Family Health and Dean of the University of Ghana School of Public Health. He is a Public Health Physician, Program Manager and Researcher with extensive experience in implementation of public health programs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and several other countries.
Prior to joining the University of Ghana, he had a distinguished career with Family Health International, a US based international NGO serving in a variety of roles including Deputy Chief of Party, Technical for Nigeria, Director of Technical Services for Zambia, and Regional Senior Technical Advisor for the Africa Region. He also worked as the Senior Clinical Officer in the Family Health International/ START program that introduced HIV treatment in Ghana two decades ago. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Centre in University of Amsterdam and Honorary Associate Professor of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London. He is also the Scientific Chair of International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-limited Settings (INTEREST). Professor Torpey has authored over 100 scientific publications and a member several technical working groups at the international level. He is the principal investigator of several research studies on HIV, other infectious and non-communicable diseases.
He received his education at the University of Ghana Medical School and Netherland School of Public Health. He has a PhD from the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He is a fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and West Africa College of Physicians.