Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Georgia State University, 2017
Master of Public Administration, Georgia State University, 2013
Master of Public Health, Georgia State University, 2012
Dr. Barbara A. Yankey is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She lectures Epidemiology, Research Methods and Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and she has a deep interest in developing and conducting prevention research.
Dr. Yankey has worked on several international projects including being a trainer of trainers for Roll Back Malaria, Malaria Treatment Policies, Rational Use of Medicines, and worked as a drug information pharmacist in Ghana. She worked with the grant writing team for investigation of metabolic abnormalities of people of African descent, participated in research designing using cross sectional and longitudinal methods to assess factors associated with metabolic function among people of African descent and people in low and middle income countries including Ghana, and has coordinated research collaboration initiatives with University of Cape Coast, School of Medical Sciences.
Some of her work in research leadership capacity include: designing and leading a team to educate and assess distribution of metabolic syndrome factors, breast and prostate cancer risk indicators among adults in the Western Region of Ghana, design and administration of a Staff satisfaction survey for Regional Public Health Division on the current state of the Division and the way forward to improving infrastructure and work environment for the Public Health Division, Western Region, Ghana, recommendation to the Western Regional Focal Team on Immunizations for Improved Monitoring, Data collection and Analysis of Immunization Programs in the Region using SPSS and on the possibility of considering Adverse Drug Reporting and inclusion of other Demographics on their survey data base DHIMS2, member of data collection and purveyor team to conduct WHO medicines survey, WHO Pharmaceutical Situation Assessment – Level II Health Facilities Survey in Ghana.