Prof. Irene Akua Agyepong is a public health physician with the Dodowa Health Research Center and member of the Faculty of Public Health of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has taught courses and supervised students in the University of Ghana School of Public Health part time since its inception in 1994. She was Regional Director of Health Services for the Greater Accra region of Ghana between 2004 and 2012. She was first chair of the Board of Health Systems Global (2012 – 2014) and Professor Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity, University Medical Centre, Utrecht in the Netherlands (2008 to 2010). She has an MBChB (1986), University of Ghana Medical School; Masters in Community Health (1991), University of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; and Doctor of Public Health (2000), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). She is a Foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Public Health Faculty.