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Q&A with ARN Researcher: Gloria Obeng-Amoako

For our October ALL-IN Research Network member spotlight, we spoke to Dr. Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng-Amoako about her research and interests. Here’s what she had to say:

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am an adjunct lecturer at the Nutrition and Food Science Department of University of Ghana. I have an expertise skill in evidence review and synthesis such as Evidence and Gap Maps. I was recently involved in the production of the “Infrastructure’s Impact on Nutritious Diet, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality: Evidence and Gap Map”, commissioned by ICED and funded by the BMGF.

I have several years of programme and research experience working with international organisations such as UNICEF, Plan International, and International Needs in Ghana, and I worked on a WHO project (the Multi-Center Growth Reference Study) at the University of Ghana, Legon site and the Norwegian site in Oslo, Norway.

What are some of your research interests and why are you passionate about it/them?

I am interested in research on children with severe acute malnutrition, concurrent wasting and stunting (WaSt), and severe underweight treatment and response. I am currently involved in treatment response analysis of children with severe underweight in a therapeutic feeding programme. I am also a member of the WaSt Technical Interest Group, facilitated by the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN).
I also have a passion for evidence review and synthesis and I am currently working on an evidence and gap map on Gender Equality and Inclusive Governance, funded by the Hewlett Foundation.
I have published research articles on a wide range of topics, including concurrent wasting and stunting burden, case detection, treatment response and outcomes, severe underweight treatment response in a therapeutic feeding programme, HIV testing, treatment compliance, and malaria.

To read Dr. Gloria Obeng-Amoako’s publications, click here.

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