Andrew Anthony Adjei obtained his PhD in 1997 from the University of The Ryyuus, Okinawa, Japan and then joined the Department of Parasite Immunology, Tucson Medical Centre, USA. In August 2000, he relocated to Ghana and joined the Pathology Department, University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry (UGSMD) as a Senior Research Fellow and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 2004.
His research interests include the Pathogenesis of cerebral malaria; epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis; human papilloma virus types and its association with cervical cancer; transfusion-transmitted pathogens; viral infections (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis E), epidemiology of prostate and breast cancers, host-parasite interactions.
Professor Adjei has been Head of Department of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, Deputy Provost UG College Of Health Sciences (CHS), Director of Research, Innovation and Development (UG), Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Allied Health Sciences, Coordinator of Research, UG School of Medicine and Dentistry, President of Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, Project Coordinator, Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (TRECCAfrica), Project Coordinator, Building Stronger Universities (Partnership between UG and Universities in Denmark), and several other professional activities,
Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Teams, Coordinator of the Worldwide Universities Network, Coordinator of the Australian-Africa Universities Network, Chairman of the Ethics and Protocol Review Committee, Editor-in-Chief, CHS Journal, Chairman of CHS Scientific Conference Planning Committee, Coordinator, MPhil programme in Immunology, and a Professor of Immunology and Pathology at the Department of Pathology. He has 129 publications.