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Emmanuel Peprah
Emmanuel K. Peprah, PhD
NYU School of Global Public Health, Implementation Science for Global Health - Director
NYU School of Global Public Health, Implementing Sustainable Evidence-based interventions through Engagement (ISEE Lab) - Director
NYU School of Global Public Health - Assistant Professor
Education
PhD, Molecular Biology & Biomedical Science, Meharry Medical College
BS, Biology Texas A & M University
Research Interests
Evidence-based interventions, Non-communicable diseases
BIO
Emmanuel Peprah is the director of Implementation Science for Global Health and Implementing Sustainable Evidence-based interventions through Engagement (ISEE Lab) at the New York University School of Global Public Health. He has extensive experience developing a portfolio of funded research that addresses the burden of both infectious and non-communicable diseases by utilizing methods that promote the uptake of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into routine clinical practice and community settings. His research interests lie at the confluence of understanding what, why, and how some EBIs work in some populations and not others in low- and middle-income countries. The programmatic focus of his research is understanding the contextual factors that influence the burden of co-morbidity in people living with HIV/AIDS (PWH) with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases including substance abuse. As the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continue to increase, there is an opportunity to integrate NCD management into HIV care with implementation strategies that leverage the global infrastructure designed to improve care delivery for PWH.

Before joining NYU GPH, Dr. Peprah was a senior program official at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he worked with senior leadership to oversee strategic planning, initiative development, and implementation of research priorities in the areas of translational research, implementation science, and global health. He led and managed HIV/AIDS programs and a $10 million portfolio as part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine Program. During his tenure at the NIH, Dr. Peprah developed several funding opportunity announcements focused on utilizing implementation research to address the high burden of NCDs in low resource settings including two initiatives (~$50 Million) utilizing implementation research to address co-morbid conditions in PWH. He was instrumental in launching the Human, Heredity, and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative, a multimillion trans-NIH program. Dr. Peprah has received several awards for strategic planning, management, and implementation of large-scale NIH programs.
Publications

Recent

Friedman SR, Williams LD, Williams LD, Jordan AE, Walters S, Perlman DC, Mateu-Gelabert P, Nikolopoulos GK, Khan MR, Peprah E, Ezell J (2022).
Toward a theory of the underpinnings and vulnerabilities of structural racism: Looking upstream from disease inequities among people who use drugs
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (12), 7453. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127453. PMCID: PMC9224240.

Ryan N, Vieira D, Gyamfi J, Ojo T, Shelley D, Ogedegbe O, Iwelunmor J, Peprah E (2022).
Development of the ASSESS tool: a comprehenSive tool to Support rEporting and critical appraiSal of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods implementation reSearch outcomes
Implementation Science Communications, 3 (1), 34. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00236-4. PMCID: PMC8959802.

Peprah E, Myers B, Kengne AP, Peer N, El-Shahawy O, Ojo T, Mukasa B, Ezechi O, Iwelunmor J, Ryan N, Sakho F, Patena J, Gyamfi J (2022).
Using a syndemics framework to understand how substance use contributes to morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV in Africa: A call to action
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (3), 1097. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031097. PMCID: PMC8834153.

Ojo T, Ruan C, Hameed T, Malburg C, Thunga S, Smith J, Vieira D, Snyder A, Tampubolon SJ, Gyamfi J, Ryan N, Lim S, Santacatterina M, Peprah E (2022).
HIV, tuberculosis, and food insecurity in Africa — A syndemics-based scoping review
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (3), 1101. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031101. PMCID: PMC8834641.

Peprah E, Armstrong-Hough M, Cook SH, Mukasa B, Taylor JY, Xu H, Chang L, Gyamfi J, Ryan N, Ojo T, Snyder A, Iwelunmor J, Ezechi O, Iyegbe C, O'Reilly P, Pascal Kengne A (2021).
An emerging syndemic of smoking and cardiopulmonary diseases in people living with HIV in Africa
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (6), 3111. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18063111. PMCID: PMC8003038.

Dr. Peprah's Publications in PubMed