Hi! I am Sharon Dei-Tumi, the Project Manager for the College’s Philadelphia Pandemic Preparedness Project and the Senior Liaison, Public Health Initiatives. A few years ago, I was exposed to the resilient yet fragile nature of the human body while working as a clinical medical assistant in an underserved community. This paradox left me puzzled about how social determinants such as where people live, work and learn impact health. To further my knowledge in healthcare and population science, I matriculated into Drexel and graduated with an MPH in Epidemiology.
Originally from Ghana, West Africa, my research interests lie in everything global health. Some of my work include Assessing the Impact of Westernized Diet of the Cardiac Health of a Middle-Class Ghanaian; Menstrual Hygiene Management among women in rural Lesotho; and Assessing Sexual Reproductive Health attitudes and beliefs in Senegal. On a good day and especially on weekends, you can catch me at church, biking on the Schuylkill trail, trying out a new recipe or resting my eyelids!
Thank you for your time and I look forward to more opportunities for interactions.