Joyce Addo-Atuah, PhD, MSc, B.Pharm

Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

Joyce Addo-Atuah 2
  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Room 429, New York, NY 10027
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4744
  • Email:
    Joyce.addo-atuah@touro.edu

As a founding faculty of the Touro College of Pharmacy, 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 habitable 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 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.

Education

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

  • Pharmacotherapy (UK)

Research

Central Harlem community residents’ perceptions and knowledge of the role and capabilities of the pharmacist in the community setting

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.

Healthcare services and systems research.

Public health-related research at the local and global levels

Academic and Professional Honors

Received the Touro College of Pharmacy’s Faculty Research Award for delivering scholarship reflecting outstanding research during the 2015-2016 academic year, May 24, 2016

 

Appointed an International Consultant/Evaluation Panel Member for the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education/International Services Program (ACPE/ISP) [Jan 2016-current]

Awarded a complimentary print copy of the 4-volume The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, 2016 for contributing 6 chapters to the Encyclopedia, January 2016.

Editorial Board Member—Clinical Journal of HIV & AIDS (July 2016—Current)

Editorial Panel Member---EC Pharmacology & Toxicology (Sept 2015-current)

Editorial Board Member---International Journal of Public Health & Safety (July 2015-current)

Editorial Board Member---SOJ Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (October, 2014-current)

Editorial Board Member----Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal (October, 2014-current)

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.

Abstracts Review Committee Member- American Public Health Association (APHA), Medical Care section

Current & regular manuscripts Peer Reviewer for 17 Peer-reviewed journals

Received the New Investigators in Global Health Award by the Global Health Council (May 2009)

Received the ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research) Distinguished Service Award in May 2007 & 2006 for being the President of the University of Tennessee, Memphis ISPOR Chapter which won the Chapter of the Year Award year award for these 2 years under my leadership.

 

 

Professional Service

Chair, Global Health Committee (2016-current)
Chair, ACPE Self Study Subcommittee for Section II-Structure and Process to Promote Achievement of Educational Outcomes (Jan 2017-current)
Chair, Faculty Council (July 2015-March 2017)
Member: (1) ACPE Self Study Steering Committee; (2) Admissions & Recruitment Committee; (3) Promotions Committee; (4) Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee; (5) Co-Curricular Committee; (6)  PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Taskforce (2016-current).
Chair, Academic Standing Committee (Jan 2009-Mar 2014)
Chair, AdHoc Committee on Global Education (Jan 2012-Mar 2014)
Faculty Advisor, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) & Pharmacists for Public Health (PPH)
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, Ghana Health Service Council (GHSC), 1998-2003
Chair, Appointments & Promotions Committee of the GHSC, 2000-2003
Member, Pharmacy Council, Ghana (regulatory body); 1999-2001
Hon Treasurer, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, 1998-2003
National Chairperson, Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana, 1999-2001

Teaching responsibilities

SBAN 504—Healthcare Systems & Health Policies
SBAN 640---Global Health
SBAN 560---Cultural Competency
SBAN 570---Professional Practice I|
SBAN 571---Professional Practice II
PHRM 800A—Global Public Health Advance Practice Experience in Ghana

Publications

Addo-Atuah, J. “Team-ready strategies in place at the Touro College of Pharmacy, New York.”  Book of Abstracts of the 77th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, September 10-14, 2017

Addo-Atuah J, Gardere JR, Berrios-Colon E, Junsanto-Bahri T, Diamond M, Cohen H.  “Introduction to Cultural Competency: An IPE Course for TCOP and TouroCom Students,” Touro College Research Day Program/Abstracts Book, Feb 25, 2017.

Addo-Atuah J.  “My Personal Musings About Pharmacy Education & Practice in Ghana.”  The Regulator (Ghana Pharmacy Council Quarterly). 2016; 4(4):8-9.

Cohen K, Salbu R, Addo-Atuah J, Rumore M.  “An Examination of Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disorders”. US Pharm. 2016;41(7):35-39.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Access to Medicines (Developing World)” In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 1:14-21.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Access to Medicines (Industrialized World)” In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 1:21-26. 

Addo-Atuah, J. “Medicare, Prescription Drug Benefits In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 2:886-890.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act” In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 3:1037-1044.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Pharmacoeconomics” In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 3:1089-1096.

Addo-Atuah, J. “TRIPS Agreement (The Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights), Doha Declaration, TRIPS Plus” In Boslaugh ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, SAGE Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA 2016, 4:1440-1443.

Addo-Atuah, J. “My 2015 Thanksgiving Tribute to the Gourleys” LinkedIn Pulse @ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-2015-thanksgiving-tribute-gourleys-joyce-addo-atuah-phd-?trk=pr Nov 30, 2015.

Addo-Atuah J. & Lundmark W. Book Review of “Stigma, discrimination, and living with HIV/AIDS: a cross-cultural perspective.” by Pranee Liamputtong, Springer Science, 2013. Front. Public Health.2015;3:242 doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00242.

Addo-Atuah, J. “What my students have taught me about effective teaching and learning.” LinkedIn Pulse @
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-my-students-have-taught-me-effective-teaching-addo-atuah-phd-?articleId=6029442600438685696  June 28, 2015.

Addo-Atuah J, Lundmark, W.  Book Review of “Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical Guide” by Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning. 2015;7(3):424-425.

Addo-Atuah J, Dutta A, Kovera C.  “A Global Health Elective Course in a PharmD Curriculum.” Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78 (10): Article 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 and 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.(faculty & student collaboration)

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.

Addo-Atuah J.  “The Vital Role of Pharmacy in a World Threatened by HIV/AIDS. (2009). Book of Abstracts of the 10th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Conference, Accra, Ghana, page 63.

Arhinful DK, Osei I, Gyansah-Lutterodt M, Addo-Atuah J, Andrews E, Tata H, Whitney D, Auton M. An Assessment of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Ghana. Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana. November 2002.

Addo-Atuah J. The DOTS Management of Tuberculosis: The Experience of a Hospital Pharmacy. Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) Newsletter. 1999;56:10-14.

Addo-Atuah J. Recent Advances in Malaria Chemotherapy. West African Journal of Pharmacy. 1998; 12 (2):50-55.

Presentations:
Addo-Atuah, J. “Team-ready strategies in place at the Touro College of Pharmacy, New York.”  Poster presented at the 77th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, September 10-14, 2017 (Abstract #FIP .

Addo-Atuah J, Gardere JR, Berrios-Colon E, Junsanto-Bahri T, Diamond M, Cohen H.  “Introduction to Cultural Competency: An IPE Course for TCOP and TouroCom Students.” Poster presented at the Touro College Research Day, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/Touro College of Pharmacy Harlem Campus, April 25, 2017.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Introduction to Cultural Competency: An IPE Course” Podium presentation at the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) Faculty Meeting on March 17, 2017 to educate faculty and management about this innovative endeavor between Touro Colleges of Pharmacy & Osteopathic Medicine. 

Addo-Atuah, J.  “Liven Up Your Classroom with Team-based Learning (TBL).” Podium presentation of teaching strategy at the First Annual Touro College Faculty Learning Strategies Exchange Conference, Lander College for Women, 227 W 60th Street, New York, February 12, 2017.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Women Leadership and Empowerment for Strengthening African Healthcare Systems towards Sustainable Growth and Development.”  Invited podium presentation made at the 2016 Nordic Africa Days (NAD) Conference, September 23-24, 2016, Uppsala, Sweden, as part of the Leadership and Innovation 2030: Gender Empowerment for Sustainable Futures in Africa Panel (Panel 4).  The NAD Conference is organized by the Nordic Africa Institute, a formal Swedish public authority jointly financed by the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. 

Abiona O, Jones S, Kidd S, Adeyemi B, Farquharson K, Addo-Atuah J. “Central Harlem community residents’ perceptions and knowledge of the role and capabilities of the pharmacist in the community setting.” Poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 6-10, 2015, New Orleans, LA. (Faculty & students collaboration)

Addo-Atuah, J. “Inter-professional Education in Action: Lessons Learned from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.” Poster presented at the 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany, September 29-Oct 3, 2015 (Abstract #   FIPSUB-2322).

Addo-Atuah, J. “Accessibility of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to PLWHA in Ghana: Importance of Family, Employer or Community Support.” Poster presented at the 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany, September 29-Oct 3, 2015 (Abstract # FIPSUB-2323). 

Addo-Atuah, J. “Towards a Unified Understanding of Public Health and Pharmacy.” Presented at the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) Faculty Meeting on March 31, 2015 to educate faculty and management about the relevance of public health in pharmacy education and practice.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions of an Interactive Blended Course in Public Health.” Poster presented at the FIP Centennial World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 3-8, 2012 (Abstract # 266).

Addo-Atuah, J. “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): The Pharmacist in Public Health,” Invited Keynote Speech presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Accra, August 3-7, 2011.

Addo-Atuah J.  “New York City Teens Addressing the High Rates of Teen Pregnancies in the United States.” Poster presented at the CHEER (Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research) 2011 Conference, Memphis, TN, June 20-22, 2011.

Veltri K, Addo-Atuah J, et al. “Health promotion and community outreach strategies to increase awareness of obesity in minority teenage populations.” Poster about the HEAF-TCOP Summer Project presented at the 2011 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting and Seminars, San Antonio, TX, July 9-13, 2011.

Addo-Atuah, J.  “Incorporating Skills for Global Health Careers into Pharmacy Education.” Poster presentation at the 70th World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (FIP), Lisbon, Portugal, August 27-September 2, 2010.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Changing Student Preferences for Learning and Evaluation: A Call for Faculty Development in Active Learning & Evaluation Techniques.” Podium presentation during the RO1 Faculty Development Pre-FIP Congress Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, August 28, 2010.

Addo-Atuah J.  “The Vital Role of Pharmacy in a World Threatened by HIV/AIDS.”  Invited podium presentation made at the 10th Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA) Conference in Accra, Ghana, August 4-8, 2009.

Addo-Atuah J.  “P1 Pharmacy Students’ Reported Outcomes of an Interactive Blended Course in Public Health.” Poster presentation at the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, Boston, MA, July 18-22, 2009.

Veltri K. and Addo-Atuah J.  “Creative Teaching of Health Promotion in a Public Health Course for Pharmacy Students.”  Poster presentation at the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, Boston, MA, July 18-22, 2009.

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R. “Accessibility of ART to PLWHA in Ghana.” Poster presentation at the Global Health Council’s 36th Annual International Conference on Global Health, Washington DC, May 26-30, 2009.

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R.

“National-International Partnerships in Addressing HIV/AIDS-The Ghana Model.” Poster presentation at the Unite for Sight 6th Annual Global Health Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 18-19, 2009.

Addo-Atuah, J. “Access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Ghana: Factors Relating to Access” Podium presentation in defense  of Doctoral Dissertation, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN, USA, Dec 2007.

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R. “Promoting Teamwork in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Program in Ghana” Poster presentation at the World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (FIP 2007), Beijing, China, 31 August- 6 September, 2007 (Abstract # 82).

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, Faris R, McKinnon B, Bush AJ, Gourley G. “Palivizumab Treatment of Infants at High Risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections: Outcomes of Specialty Pharmacy Services” Podium presentation at the World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (FIP 2007), Beijing, China, 31 August- 6 September, 2007 (Abstract # 585).

Addo-Atuah J, Waters T, White-Means S, Gourley D. “Determinants of Emergency Room Utilization by the US Population with Diabetes” Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth, Orlando Florida, 1-5 June, 2007

(Abstract # PAP7540-1).

Addo-Atuah J, Waters T, White-Means S, Gourley D. “Emergency Room Care for Diabetes Mellitus in the United States: How Much Does It Cost?” Poster presented at the 12th ISPOR International Meeting, Arlington, VA, 19-23 May, 2007. (Abstract # PDB16).

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R. “Optimizing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in a Resource-limited Setting: The Role of Patient Satisfaction with Access to Care”  Podium presentation at the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20-25 April, 2007

(Abstract # 1446).

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R.

“Human Rights, HIV/AIDS, Access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Ghana” Poster presented at the 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Boston, MA, 4-8 November, 2006 (Abstract # 132457).

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R. “Information Needs of PLWHA Accessing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Ghana” Podium presentation at the World Pharmacy Congress, Salvador Bahia, Brazil, 25-31 August, 2006 (Abstract # 244).

Addo-Atuah J, Gourley D, White-Means S, Gourley G, Womeodu R, Faris R.

“Patient-reported Outcomes of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Ghana” Poster presentation at the XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 13-18 August, 2006 (Abstract # CDB1206).

Addo-Atuah J. “Navigating Through Medicare Part D: Sharing Experiences of Seniors” Invited podium presentation at the ISPOR Student Forum during the 11th ISPOR International Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 20-24 May, 2006.

Addo-Atuah J. “Relevance of Participatory Research to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa” Seminar presented at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN, April 5, 2006.

Vaidya Varun, Addo-Atuah J, DeWood C, Everett B, Hufstader M, James C, Jones-Rudolph K, Warren-Blakemore C. “Health Policy Changes Needed as a Result of Katrina-Preparing for the Future” Poster presented at the UTHSC Health Services Research Day, April 3, 2006.

Addo-Atuah J. “Qualitative Research: An Appraisal” Seminar presented at the UTHSC,  Memphis, TN, November 30, 2005.

Addo-Atuah J. “Healthcare System: A Developing Country Perspective” Seminar presented at the UTHSC, Memphis, TN, April 27, 2005.

Addo-Atuah J. “Promoting Access to HIV/AIDS Medications in Developing Countries” Seminar presented at the UTHSC, Memphis, TN, November 24, 2004.

Addo-Atuah J. “Cost Effectiveness Analysis” Seminar presented at the UTHSC, Memphis, TN, February 4, 2004.

Addo-Atuah J. “Health Belief Model” Seminar presented at the UTHSC, Memphis, TN, November 12, 2003.

Addo-Atuah J. “WHO Collaborating with Member States to Improve Access to Essential Medicines” Podium presentation at a national preparatory workshop for a survey of the Pharmaceutical sector in Ghana, Accra, October 18, 2002.

Addo-Atuah J. “TRIPS and Public Health: An Overview” Podium presentation at a WHO-sponsored national workshop on TRIPS and Public Health, Accra, Ghana, June 5, 2002.

Addo-Atuah J. “Management of Diarrheal Diseases in Children” Podium presentation at the 13th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), Abuja, Nigeria, February 18-23, 2001.

 

 

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Traveling-learning about new places, people, & cultures and reading