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Daniel Opoku


2014 - present | Doctoral Candidate at Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, focusing on “mHealth for Improved Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana”

2012 - 2014 | Charité Medical University, Berlin: Master of Science Public Health (MScPH), Thesis title: “The Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care – Perception of Healthcare Workers Serving Remote Communities in the Amansie-West District of Ghana”

2006 - 2010 | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Social Work, Thesis title: “The role of migrants’ remittance in community development: a case study of Konongo-Odumasi in Ashanti Region”



2017 | Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University, New York, USA (Courtesy)

2015 - present | Non-financial Scholarship, Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD), Germany

2014 - present | PhD Scholarship, Paul + Maria Kremer – Stiftung, Germany

20012 - 2013 | DAAD-Scholarship for Scientific Training in Germany


Academic/Research Experience

2017- present | Guest Lecturer at The International Management University/SRH Hochschule Berlin,  (mHealth in Developing Countries)

2017 - present | Guest Lecturer at TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management (mHealth in Developing Countries, Ghana Health System)

2015 - 2016 | Field Research Officer, Study on Sexual Health among Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa (MiSSA-Studie), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

2014 | Field Research Officer, EU-funded project: Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants (RODAM), Berlin Working Group at the Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany

2009 - 2012 | Senior Research Assistant, SMS/NPT-funded project: KNUST-Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CEDRES), Department of Community Health, School of Medical Sciences, Ghana

2011 | Course Coordinator/Facilitator, 3-Maiden Short Courses held at CEDRES, KNUST, Ghana (Psychology of Disability and Skill Acquisition; Economic Empowerment; Leadership and Capacity Building)

2010 | Field Research Officer, IDRC-funded OASIS II program: Impact Evaluation of the Millennium Global Village Network (MGV-Net) System, KNUST, Ghana



Opoku, D., Stephani, V., & Quentin, W. (2017). A realist review of mobile phone-based health interventions for non-communicable disease management in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC medicine15(1), 24. doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0782-z

Stephani, V., Opoku, D., & Quentin, W. (2016). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of mHealth interventions against non-communicable diseases in developing countries. BMC Public Health16(1), 572. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3226-3

Stephani, V., Opoku, D., & Quentin, W. (2015). Does mHealth contribute to improved care for people with non-communicable diseases in developing countries?: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (Vol. 10). Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.

Opoku D, Scott P, Quentin W (2015): Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of a Teleconsultation Service in the Amansie-West District of Ghana. Telemed J E Health; 21(9):748-55. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0210.


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