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Visiting Fulbright scholar-in-residence to focus on global health, population health and health equity

The Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions was selected to host a Fulbright scholar-in-residence from Ghana during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Dr. Adom Manu, an expert in public health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the University of Ghana, will interact with students and community partners to provide a global perspective on global health, population health and health equity in conjunction with OHIO's Global Health Initiative.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program brings visiting scholars from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities, helping the institutions internationalize their curricula, campuses and surrounding communities, and diversify the educational experiences of their students, faculty, staff and stakeholders.

Manu is one of more than 45 scholars selected by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and among 1,000 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and pursue research in the United States for the 2023-2024 academic year through the worldwide Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

The Global Health Initiative contributes to globalizing the OHIO curriculum and raising awareness of global health issues both on campus and in the community.

"Dr. Manu will contribute to these activities through teaching introductory and fundamental courses on global health, interprofessional experiential learning, and global health research and service," said Dr. Zelalem Haile, interim director of the Global Health Initiative.

"He will also contribute to the development of coursework on health equity and health system strengthening. He will participate in the community to raise awareness of global health issues through engagement activities at residence halls, with K-12 students through the Ohio Valley International Council program, and by participating in programming of partners such as Passion Works and the Athens City-County Health Department," he added.

Manu is teaching IHS 2210 Introduction to Global Health and IHS 3934 Interprofessional Experiential Learning this fall on campus. In the spring he will teach IHS 5210 Fundamentals of Global Health and IHS 3521/5521 Global Health Research and Services on campus.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. It is funded through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and home and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

August 31, 2023
Staff reports