Dr. Edward Kofi Sutherland is a medical practitioner and a full-time lecturer at the College. He graduated from a top medical university in the Russian Federation (I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University) on a full scholarship award and earned a degree in general medical practice. Dr. Sutherland has healthcare experience in Ghana and Russia and exposure to health systems in the U.K. and U.S.A. He earned his MPH in the maiden class of Ensign students.
Dr. Sutherland’s primary focus is on the study of the epidemiological transition trend from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and HIV/AIDS in populations; particularly in developing countries and concurrently creating awareness through individual-centred and community-centred health literacy and communication.
He is also interested in factors influencing global and community health trends; the critique and understanding of health systems as well as the engineering of sustainable strategic partnerships between governments and non-governmental organizations towards the achievement of health equity.
He is passionate about evolving health technologies both diagnostic and curative and bridging the gaps of innovative medical scientific technologies and scientific knowledge between privileged populations and underserved populations.
He is the Medical Director at Ensign College of Public Health. Dr. Sutherland also serves as Site Director University of Utah Center for Global Surgery – West Africa, overseeing its activities in Ghana and West Africa.
He serves as Clinical Advisor for the “Health 2 Go” project in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana.