Joseph Dodoo is a health systems and policy analyst and a doctorate candidate at the University of Cape Town, researching on questions related to social policy change (using health policy as a case study).

He has experience in the public health field, specifically on health systems strengthening and policy analysis, issues around political economy, knowledge management, capacity building for health systems research and policy analysis. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Public Health specializing in health policy planning and management, both from the University of Ghana. He is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Health Policy and Systems Research Programme for Africa, Emerging Voices for Global Health and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.

He has contributed to the development of several policies and strategies in Ghana notably, National Healthcare Quality Strategy and Patient Safety Policy. He has led and participated in researches in governance and universal health coverage.

Joe is a member of Health Systems Global, a global platform to convene researchers, policy-makers and implementers from around the world, a core group member of the Community of Practice for health systems planning and budgeting in Africa, a member of CoP in health financing and AfHEA.

He currently works with the Ministry of Health, Ghana as a Health Policy and Systems Analyst and Deputizes for the Head of Policy. He occasionally lectures at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana as a guest lecturer.