Charles Agyemang

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Charles Agyemang serves as an Epidemiologist and Public Health Scientist at Amsterdam Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. degree from Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam. Prior to this, he worked and had his M.S. degree in public health at Edinburgh University. Charles has more than 10 years of research experience in cardiovascular diseases among ethnic minority and migrant groups in Europe and has conducted numerous studies on cardiovascular diseases in low-resource settings including Ghana. He has published widely in these areas. He received a prestigious VENI grant to develop international collaborative project between The Netherlands and UK. He works as the Coordinator for the RODAM project, European Commission (FP-7) funded project on gene-environmental interaction on obesity and diabetes among African migrants ( He also served as a Member of the Planning Committee for World Health Organization (WHO) Global Consultation on Migrant Health. This consultation took stock of actions taken since the endorsement of the 2008 World Health Assembly Resolution on migrant health, shared successes and failures in programme and policy approaches in all regions of the world, and designed an operational framework to assist governments in the management of migrant health issues and consolidate a technical network. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Migrant Health section of the European Public health Association (EUPHA). Agyemang serves on the editorial boards of Ethnicity and Health and American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease. He worked as a Guest Editor for Globalization and Health on special series: Africa's Chronic Disease Burden: Local and Global Perspectives in 2009-2010. He also served as a Guest Editor for Ethnicity and Health on special series, namely, Culture, Ethnicity and Chronic Conditions: a global synthesis.

Biography Updated on 16 August 2012

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