Prof. Charles Agyemang is a Professor of Global Migration, Ethnicity & Health at Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD from Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam, and Master degree at Edinburgh University Medical School. His research is focused on ethnic inequalities in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and CVDs in low- and middle-income countries.
He is the principal investigator of the RODAM study – European Commission funded project on gene-environmental interaction on obesity & diabetes among African migrants (http://www.rod-am.eu/), and co-investigator of the EC-funded InterConnect project. He is a fellow of the European Research Council (ERC) under the Consolidation Award Programme for top scientists in Europe.
Prof. Agyemang is currently the Vice President of the Migrant Health section of the European Public health Association. He is a core member of the European Hypertension Society Workgroup on Hypertension & Cardiovascular Risk in Low Resource Settings. He is an Associate Editor for Internal and Emergency Medicine, BMC Public Health, International Journal of Hypertension and serves as an Editorial Board member for several journals.
He was member of the WHO taskforce on NCDs in Migrants and also as a member and rapporteur of the Planning Committee for WHO Global Consultation on Migrant Health.
Prof. Agyemang has authored/co-authored over 270 published papers, and edited several books.