Derrick Akpalu (PhD)

Dr. Derrick Akpalu is a D&D Fellow in the field of Public Health at CDD-Ghana. He holds a dual Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences/M.S. Clinical Research from Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. He also holds an M.Res. in Biomedicine from the University College of London, and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry with Microbiology from the University of London.

With over a decade of experience in biomedicine and clinical research, Dr Akpalu is currently a scientist, specializing in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in the United States of America. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Heart Association, International Atherosclerotic Society and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).