Bernard Appiah, DrPH, MDC, MS, BPharm

Bernard Appiah, DrPH, MDC, MS, BPharm

Assistant Professor/Director of the Program on Public and International Engagement for Health

Environmental & Occupational Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Education and Training

  • DrPH, Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2013
  • Graduate certificate, Education & Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods,  Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2013
  • Graduate certificate, Community Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 2013
  • MDC, University of the Philippines Open University, Los Baños, Philippines, 2010
  • MS, Science and Technology Journalism, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2010
  • BPharm, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2002

Research Interests

  • Media, scientists and public engagement for health promotion
  • Communication interventions for health promotion
  • Global health
  • Knowledge dissemination
  • Community health development
  • Mixed methods

Teaching Interests

  • Public health communication/writing
  • Global health
  • Public health research methods
  • Patient/health advocacy 


Appiah, B., Gastel, B., Burdine, J. N., & Russell, L. H. (2015). Science reporting in Accra, Ghana: sources, barriers and motivational factors. Public Understanding of Science 24 (1),23-37

Cho, J., Smith, M.L., Ahn, S., Kim, K., Appiah, B., & Ory, M.G. (2014). Effects of an evidence-based falls risk-reduction program on physical activity and falls efficacy among oldest-old adults. Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Education and Promotion (accepted)

Appiah, B., Hong, Y., Ory, M. G., Helduser, J. W., Begaye, D., Bolin, J. N., &

Forjuoh, S. N. (2013). Challenges and opportunities for implementing diabetes self-Management Guidelines. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine26(1), 90-92.

Appiah, B., Gastel, B., Burdine, J. N., & Russell, L. H. (2012). The future of science journalism in Ghana: evidence-based perspectives. Journal of Science Communication (JCOM)11, 1.


Canadian Medical Association Journal: Health feature stories

US Pharmacopeia fighting counterfeit medicines in Africa - CMAJ October 1, 2013 185:E666; published ahead of print September 9, 2013,

Handle with (faith-based) care - CMAJ March 19, 2013 185:E219-E220; published ahead of print February 19, 2013, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4393 doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4571

Africa’s cellular solution to TB - CMAJ January 8, 2013 185:E11-E12; published ahead of print November 26, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4337

African traditional medicine struggles to find its place within health care - CMAJ November 6, 2012 184:E831-E832; published ahead of print October 1, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4277

Africa struggles to improve drug safety - CMAJ July 10, 2012 184:E533-E534; published ahead of print June 11, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4199

Statistical starting points in Africa - CMAJ June 12, 2012 184:E471-E472; published ahead of print May 14, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4182

Africa’s road to blood ruin - CMAJ April 17, 2012 184:E341-E342; published ahead of print March 19, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4122

Universal health coverage still rare in Africa - CMAJ February 7, 2012 184:E125-E126; published ahead of print January 9, 2012, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4052

Snakebite neglect rampant in Africa - CMAJ January 10, 2012 184:E27-E28; published ahead of print December 5, 2011, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-4046

Getting the numbers right in Africa: A tribal solution - CMAJ September 20, 2011 183:E979-E980; published ahead of print August 15, 2011, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-3941

Oil, water and health care: A difficult mix - CMAJ April 5, 2011 183:E325-E326; published ahead of print March 14, 2011, doi:10.1503/cmaj.109-3794