Dr. Mensah will spend her fellowship year at Noguchi Memorial Tnstitute for Medical Re- search (NMTMR), University of Ghana in Accraunder the mentorship of Micheal Wilson, PhD and Elijah Paintsil, PhD, FAAP. Her research will focus on identifying treatment bar- riers and risk factors for loss to follow-up in HTV-positive adults in the Fanteakwa district of Ghana, one of the highest HTV burden districts in Ghana.
Dr. Mensah obtained a PhD in Public health in 2018 at the University of Ghana, following a Master's degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Cyprus University of Technolo- gy/HSPH in 2012. Before her current position as a Post-Doctoral fellow at the NMTMR, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts Medical school in 2018. Her research interest is in global health and infectious disease epidemiology. Her career goal is to be an independent researcher at a biomedical institute, utilizing her scientific training to provide solutions for global health problems.