2022 Alumni Fellow

Duke Appiah

Dr. Duke Appiah earned his Master of Public Health in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 2013 from the University of Louisville. He received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service award as a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of Minnesota from 2013-2016. Dr. Appiah received a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana in 2005.

Dr. Appiah is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in the Department of Public Health at the School of Population and Public Health. He serves as the director of the Master of Public Health program.

In 2020, Dr. Appiah was awarded the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health by the American Heart Association, and had honorable mention for the Nabuo Maeda International Research Award from the American Public Health Association. Dr. Appiah was appointed by Texas governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. He placed first in the 12th Annual Women’s Research Conference in Minnesota. Dr. Appiah received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2018, 2020 and 2022. In 2017, he received the Clinical and Translational Research Award at the Gender Specific Medicine & Women's Health Symposium.

Dr. Appiah published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in high impact medical and epidemiological journals like JAMA, with some of his work spotlighted in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the journal with the highest impact factor in the world.. He shows leadership in serving on a host of committees and chaired the Admissions and Curriculum and Student Affairs Committees. Dr. Appiah has also served on the Technical Standards and Accommodations Committee.

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