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Joyce Addo-Atuah, PhD, MSc

Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

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Dr. Addo-Atuah brings to Touro, for the benefit of our students, a passion for pharmacy, an experience of pharmacy leadership in a global public health setting, and that of policy formulation and implementation at the national level. Drawing on her experience of working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams at the clinical and highest levels of health system management, she takes every opportunity to inculcate in Touro students the art of bringing in the pharmacy perspective in all multidisciplinary team discussions and endeavors.

Her global health career with the World Health Organization (WHO) and her global travels, spanning all the continents of the world, have developed her into a true global citizen, enhancing her ability to relate extremely well with the vibrant multicultural student body at Touro.

Through her elective courses (Global Health and Global Public Health Advance Practice Experience in Ghana), Dr. Addo-Atuah is hoping to assist in developing  our students into global citizens and competent professionals able to compete in the global market place for fulfilling careers by helping to address the many medicines-related global health challenges of our time.


PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; 2008
MSc, Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom; 1992
B.Pharm (Honors), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 1977

Clinical Specialty

  • Health Systems, including Public & Private Healthcare financing structures & systems
  • Health Policy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Global Health--challenges, programs, key players, conventions & global governance structures


  • Access to health care and the outcomes of such access for various population groups
  • Special focus is on access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
  • Outcomes research in health and education; use of students’ perception data for ongoing curricular development
  • Health services and systems research
  • Public health-related research at the local and global levels

Academic and Professional Honors

  • Editorial Board Member---SOJ Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (October, 2014)
  • Editorial Board Member----Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal (October, 2014)
  • Review Panel Member for Federal Grants (HRSA & CMS) since 2012
  • Abstract Review Committee Member—American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Social & Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section since 2009
  • New Investigators in Global Health Award by the Global Health Council (May 2009)

Professional Service

  • Essential Medicines Program Advisor for Ghana, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, Accra, Ghana, 2002-2003
  • In Charge of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Police Hospital, Accra, Ghana, 1992-2001
  • Member: (1) Admissions & Recruitment Committee; (2) Faculty Recruitment Committee; (3) Scholarships & Awards Committee (Mar-Aug 2014)
  • Faculty Advisor, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
  • Course Coordinator (PHRM 504, 640, 800A)
  • Chair, Academic Standing Committee (Jan 2009-Mar 2014)
  • Chair, AdHoc Committee on Global Education (Jan 2012-Mar 2014)

Teaching responsibilities

  • PHRM 504—Health Systems, Health Policy & Management
  • PHRM 640—Global Health
  • PHRM 800A—Global Public Health Advance Practice Experience in Ghana
  • PHRM 506—Introductory Practice Experience


  • Addo-Atuah J, Dutta A, Kovera C. “A Global Health Elective Course in a PharmD Curriculum.” Am J. Pharm Educ, 2014 78(10): 187.
  • Addo-Atuah, J.  “Making a Case for a Public Health Orientation in Global Pharmacy Education and Practice in the Context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning. 2014;6(5):723-729
  • Aronson, Y and Addo-Atuah, J. “Accessibility to Essential Medicines in New York City by Zip Code Income Levels and Boroughs” INNOVATIONS in pharmacy. 2013;4(3): Article 127
  • Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, Gourley G, White-Means SI, Womeodu RJ, Faris RJ, Addo NA. “Accessibility of Antiretroviral Therapy in Ghana: Convenience of Access. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 2012;9(2):74-87
  • Addo-Atuah J.  “Performance and Perceptions of Pharmacy Students using Team-based Learning (TBL) within a Global Health Course.” INOVATIONS in pharmacy.2011;2(2), Article 37

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Medical writing, reviewing & editing, copywriting, traveling-learning about new places, people, & cultures, reading