Adriana Appau, PhD

American Cancer Society Global Fellow

Adriana Appau, PhD, conducts research to generate empirical evidence to inform the implementation of interventions and the development of health and economics policies. Her research focuses on the economic evaluation of health interventions, the political economy, and economics of tobacco control in developing countries, mental health and international trade.  

She currently works as a member of a multidisciplinary research team in collaboration with the American Cancer Society conducting research on the economics of tobacco farming and alternative livelihoods in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Philippines and Indonesia. She has also conducted research on the relationship among regional trade agreements, tobacco trade and cigarette affordability within Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Appau is also actively engaged in research on the applicability and implementation of evidence-based interventions for non-communicable diseases, specifically stroke in Ghana.

She holds a doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University, Canada, a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Lethbridge, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Dr. Appau specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.