Joyce Addo-Atuah, PhD, MSc, BPharm

Associate Professor

Department of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy

Joyce Addo-Atuah


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.

Clinical Specialty

Global Health, Public Health, Health Policy, Healthcare Systems, Health Disparities & Cultural Competency


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Received the Touro College of Pharmacy Professor of the Year Award for outstanding teaching during the 2017-2018 academic year, May 23, 2018
  • Associate Editor, Pharmacy Education, journal of FIP (June 2020-June 2023)
  • 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 Panel Member-International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research (ISPOR) for their international (US), European, & Latin American conferences
  • Abstracts Review Committee Member- American Public Health Association (APHA), Medical Care section
  • Current & regular manuscripts Peer Reviewer for 23 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.


  • 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


  • Addo-Atuah, J., Fuchs, H., Tetenbaum-Novatt, J., & Jeger, A. M. (2023). Making a Case for Faculty Advisor-Advisee Concordant Pairs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
  • Drame, I., Gibson, C. M., Nonyel, N. P., Addo-Atuah, J., Butler, L., Riley, A., Kebodeaux, C., Henson, B., & Borja-Hart, N. (2022). Strategies for Incorporating Health Disparities and Cultural Competency Training Into the Pharmacy Curriculum and Co-Curriculum. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 86 (3).
  • Addo-Atuah, J. & Gardere, J.(2021, March 18). Breaking down professional and cultural barriers in the classroom: Our experience [Presentation]. TCUS Interprofessional Education Summit.
  • Addo-Atuah, J., Senhaji-Tomza, B., Ray, D., Basu, P., Loh, F. E., & Owusu-Daaku, F. (2020). Global health research partnerships in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 16(11), 1614–1618.
  • Lukas, S., Crowe, S. J., Law, M., Kahaleh, A., Addo-Atuah, J., Nonyel, N. P., Ombengi, D., Singhal, M., Sultan, D., & Tamukong, R. (2020). An Ethics-based Approach to Global Health Research Part 2: Strategies for Overcoming Logistic and Implementation Challenges. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 16(11), 1580–1587.
  • Javaid, S., Kaur, M., & Addo-Atuah, J. (2019, December). A descriptive report of a pharmacy-based HIV education and awareness campaign in a low-income, high-risk, medically-underserved population [Poster presentation]. American Society of Healthy-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Addo-Atuah, J. Gardere J (2019). Medical and Pharmacy Students Developing Cultural Competency and IPE Simultaneously. Book of Abstracts of the 79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, September 22-26, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Professional Service

  • Chair-Elect, Global Education SIG of AACP (May 2020-May 2021); Chair (2021-2022); Immediate Past Chair (2022-2023)
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
  • Interim Chair, SBA Department (July 2017-July 2019)
  • 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)
    National Pharmaceutical Advisor for Ghana, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, Accra, Ghana, Jan 2002- July 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|
  • PHRM 800A - Global Public Health Advance Practice Experience in Ghana


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