My full name is Rhonda Akosua Agyeiwaa Boateng. I currently work at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as Clinical Research Project Coordinator for the Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC) and Sickkids Caribbean Initivative. I am also a Health Consultant for Kasi Insight Market Research firm. Additionally, I co-founded a social entreprise that seeks to improve digital literacy in Ghana and Africa.
At Bishop’s University, I completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Pre-Medicine with a minor in Business Administration. Subsequently, I attended McMaster University and pursued a Master’s in Global Health.
For my master’s thesis, I studied the mental health, quality of life and life experiences of Ghanaian women living with breast cancer. From January 2017 to April 2018, I was the Research & Policy Coordinator at Peace & Love Hospitals, continuing with breast cancer research.
My main interests are in health research, health systems strengthening and the development of innovative health interventions, especially for noncommunicable diseases and mental health. I am also developing an expertise in digital health and data science.
You can find me on Facebook and LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. If you are thinking of moving to Ghana and want to share your story or want some advice please feel free to reach out.