Dr. Agyapong is a clinician-innovator with diverse personal and professional experiences in biomedical research, and product/service development, health policy, and community engagement. As a first-generation, low-income college grad, immigrant, and career changer, his career began as an attendant in a 7-Eleven store before he launched a winding path to Harvard Medical school. Thus, his career mission is to tackle neglected issues in healthcare and education/workforce development through cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation - possessing a measured approach to leadership, strategic planning, resource building, and pragmatic execution.
Dr. Agyapong earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School with Honors In A Special Field, working with Partners In Health in Malawi to design a teaching case for the global health graduate program at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) - Option B+ in Malawi: Toward locally-inspired global health teaching. He has unique training in Biomedical Sciences (MS Applied Biotechnology, University of Massachusetts Lowell) and holds a degree in pharmaceutical sciences (B. Pharm.) in Ghana. Together, Dr. Agyapong has more than 16 years of post-secondary education and work experience including service/leadership in the US Army Reserve (Combat Medic) and biomedical startup R&D, which fosters resourceful collaborations in the healthcare and education/workforce innovation ecosystem.
Dr. Agyapong is a neurodivergent ambivert, a singer (soloist/chorister), a public speaker, and a community advocate. He enjoys the outdoors, animations, and occasional cooking (brunch on weekends and holidays).
|2022 AASLD Foundation Emerging Liver Scholar Award||American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation||2022|
|Building Trust Through Diversity 2022 Grant Award||Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM Foundation), American College of Physicians (ACP), and Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.||2022|
|Cum Laude (Honors in A Special Field)||Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA||2020|
|HMS Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Award||Harvard University||2020|
|T-32 Predoctoral Training Fellowship||NIH NRSA, Deprtmenent of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)||2019|
|ASTMH Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship||American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygeine||2019|
|NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Scholar||National Medical Fellowships (NMF)||2018|
|Abundance Agents of Change Grant Award | iFOODD Project, Principal Innovator (PI)||The Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School||2016|
|Irene & Daisy Macgregor Memorial Scholarship||Daughters of the American Revolution||2016|
|Army Achievement Medal||US Army||2012|
|Innovation Working Group | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Medicine (ODEIM)||Co-Chair||2021 - Present|
|The Medical Innovation Group at Yale (MINNO)||Co-Director||2020 - Present|