William (Bill) Opoku Effah

Brown School: Public Health (MPH)
  • Partner University:
    University of Ghana
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  • Ambassador:
    Jean Allman


William (Bill) Effah is a general practice physician-administrator with experience in patient care and leading healthcare teams in West Africa. He obtained both his bachelor’s and medical degree from the University of Ghana. He is currently a MPH student with interests in Global Health and Epidemiology at the Brown School. Bill is generally interested in questions and therefore has broad interests in areas such as dissemination and implementation science as it relates to infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases, leveraging technology to improve health and health outcomes research.

He is currently helping the City of St Louis Department of Health develop a comprehensive foodborne illness surveillance system that incorporates social media and helping to also revise the City’s Food Code. He is the chair of the Global Health Student Advisory Committee at the Global Health Center of the Institute for Public Health.

Bill enjoys playing music and is a skilled bass player.