Dr Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

I hold a PhD in Global Health from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, an MSc in International Health from the Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Development Studies from the University of Development Studies, Ghana. I am trained social scientist and public health researcher with over a decade of professional and academic research experience working on maternal and child health (MCH), sexual and reproductive health (SRH), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and migrant health in varied geographical settings in Africa and Europe.

I have worked with and collaborated in several interdisciplinary research projects in Africa and Europe with colleagues from Universities of Amsterdam and Barcelona, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Sheffield and research institutions such as the Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana and the Ghana Country office for the US based Population Council. I have over 15 peer-reviewed publications and I am a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship awards as well as several international travel grants.

Selected publications

  • Nyaaba, GN, Lina Masana, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Karien Stronks & Charles Agyemang “Lay community perceptions and treatment options for hypertension in rural Northern Ghana- a qualitative approach.” BMJ Open https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023451

    Agyemang, C., GN Nyaaba, … & Stronks, Karien "Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and non-migrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana-the RODAM study." Journal of Hypertension 2018, Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 169–177 https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001520

    Nyaaba, G N, Stronks, K, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Andre Pascal Kengne & Charles Agyemang "Tracing Africa’s progress towards implementing the Non-Communicable Diseases Global action plan 2013–2020: a synthesis of WHO country profile reports." BMC Public Health (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4199-6

    Marston, C., Renedo, A., & Nyaaba, G. N. ,"Fertility regulation as identity maintenance: Understanding the social aspects of birth control." Journal of health psychology (2017), https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317726367

    Marston, C., Renedo, A., Nyaaba, G., Machiyama, K., Tapsoba, P., & Cleland, J. "Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (2017), pp. 111-119 https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1363/43e4517

    Marston, C., Renedo, A., Nyaaba, G., Machiyama, K., & Placide Tapsoba. "Understanding fertility regulation strategies among educated women in Accra," (2016) STEP UP Research Report. https://doi.org/10.1363/43e4517

    Hayden, M. H., Dalaba, M., Awine, T., Akweongo, P., Nyaaba, G., Anaseba, D., ... & Pandya, R. "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Meningitis in Northern Ghana." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, (2013) https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.12-0515

    Akweongo P, Dalaba MA, Hayden MH, Awine T, Nyaaba GN, Anaseba D, et al. "The Economic Burden of Meningitis to Households in Kassena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana." PLoS ONE (2013) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079880

    Pandya, R., Hodgson, A., Hayden, M. H., Akweongo, P.,... Nyaaba G., Laing A., & Dumont, A "Using Weather Forecasts to Help Manage Meningitis in the Sahel." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2014), 96, 103–115, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00121.1