Dr. Esther Annan

Esther is an expert on the immunoepidemiology of dengue, especially in vulnerable groups such as pregnant women. As a Global Health Program Postdoctoral Scholar at Princeton, she is expanding her research program in this area, especially in collaboration with research groups in Colombia, and building new projects in infectious disease epidemiology. We’re delighted to follow and support her progress, and in the meantime we can attest that Esther makes a mean kombucha!

Education

2018-2022
Ph.D., Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

2016-2018
Master of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
College of Global Public Health, New York University
New York, New York

2010-2013
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBCHB)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

2007-2010
Bachelor of Science (BSc. Human Biology)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

Awards

Partial Scholarship to participate in Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data, 2022

Departmental Conference Travel Award, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2019

PHSGA (Public Health Student Government Association) Travel Scholarship, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2018

Graduate Student Scholarship Award, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2018-2022

Graduate Student Scholarship Award, College of Global Public Health (CGPH), New York University, New York, New York, 2016-2018

Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) Outstanding Dependent’s Travel Award, 2012


Scientific Posts

September 2022 - Present
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Global Health Program
Princeton University

2022
Guest Lecturer- Dealing with missing data

2021
Teaching Assistant- Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth Texas-USA

2020
Teaching Assistant- Principles of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth Texas-USA.

August 2018-August 2020
Predoctoral Fellow, Center for Outcomes Research; John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

August 2018-August 2022
Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2018
Teaching Assistant- Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Global Public Health.
New York University
New York, New York

2017-2018
Graduate Research Assistant
Population impact, Recovery, and Resilience (PiR2).
New York University.
New York, New York

2016
Medical Officer, New Crystal Hospital
Michel Camp, Ghana

2016
Medical Officer, Roberts-Martin Children’s Clinic
Spintex, Ghana

2014-2015
Senior House Officer, Tema General Hospital
Tema, Ghana

2013-2014
Junior House Officer, 37 Military Hospital
Accra, Ghana

2012-2013
Student Research Coordinator, Community Health Department
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

2012
Ophthalmology Intern, Sao João Hospital
Porto, Portugal

2008
Nursing Training Intern, Narh-Bita Hospital
Tema, Ghana


Additional Publications

1. Ubydul Haque, Amna Naeem, Shanshan Wang, Irina Holovanova, Taras Gutor, Dimitry Bazyka, Rebeca Galindo, Sadikshya Sharma, Igor P Kaidashev, Ivanna Dronyuk, Dmytro Chumachenko, Svyatoslav Linnikov, Esther Annan, Natalya Korol, Kostyantyn Bazyka, Liliia Zhyvotovska, Alla Kotvitska, Andriy Zimenkovsky, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen. The human and healthcare toll of the Russia-Ukraine War: The first 150 days. BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e009550

2. Baghbanzadeh M, Smith M, Pilz J, Rahman MS, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Garg A, Annan E, Nguyen UDT, Schedler N, Nandy R, Islam R, Haque U. Country-Level Governance Indicators as Predictors of COVID-19 Morbidity, Mortality, and Vaccination Coverage: An Exploratory Global Analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Oct 31;107(5):1066-1073. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0107. PMID: 36318889.

3. Esther Annan*, Jinghui Guo, Aracely Angulo-Molina, Wan Fairos Wan Yaacob, Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Timothy C. Guetterman, Sare İlknur Yavaşoglu, Kevin Bardosh, Nazri Che Dom, Bingxin Zhao, Uriel A. Lopez-Lemus, Latifur Khan, Uyen-Sa D.T. Nguyen, Ubydul Haque: Community acceptability of dengue fever surveillance using unmanned aerial vehicles: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia, Mexico, and Turkey. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 49, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102360.

4. Annan, E.*; Angulo-Molina, A.; Yaacob, W.F.W.; Kline, N.; Lopez-Lemus, U.A.; Haque, U. Determining Perceived Self-Efficacy for Preventing Dengue Fever in Two Climatically Diverse Mexican States: A Cross-Sectional Study. Behav. Sci. 2022, 12, 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs12040094

5. Annan, Esther MBCHB, MPHa,∗; Stockbridge, Erica L. PhD, MAb; Katz, Dolly PhDc; Mun, Eun-Young PhDd; Miller, Thaddeus L. DrPH, MPHd A cross-sectional study of latent tuberculosis infection, insurance coverage, and usual sources of health care among non-US-born persons in the United States, Medicine: February 19, 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 7 - p e24838 doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000024838

6. Stockbridge EL, Loethen AD, Annan E, Miller TL (2020) Interferon-gamma release assay tests are associated with persistence and completion of latent tuberculosis infection treatment in the United States: Evidence from commercial insurance data. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243102. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243102

7. Serdarevic, M., Chu, T. C., MacDonald, B. R., Annan, E., Stewart, R. A., & Ojha, R. P. (2020). A Risk Prediction Model to Facilitate Personalized Decision-Making About Hepatitis C Virus Testing. Annals of Epidemiology, 49, 79-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.05.019


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