Dr Selasie Addom is a graduate of the University of Ghana Ghana Medical School. She is a Psychiatrist, a member of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and currently in the fellowship program at the College. She also has a Masters (Msc) degree in Child and adolescent mental health from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
She currently works at the Pantang Hospital in Accra, a public psychiatric facility with a dedicated child and adolescent clinic.
Her research interest is in the area of mental health of children and adolescents in vulnerable situations such as juvenile offenders, victims of abuse and children in orphanages. Research and academic publications she has been involved in are listed below:
- Mental Health Care for Victims of Child Abuse reporting to the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Selasie Addom. (Poster) Presented at the IACAPAP Congress, Durban South Africa, August 2014.
- Ghanaian Non-Medical Conceptualization of Mood disorders. Sammy Ohene and Selasie Addom. (Book Chapter). Changing Trends in Mental Health care and research in Ghana. 2014
- Assessment of Adult and Child Mental Health Resources in two Rural and Two Urban Communities in Ghana. Judith Tiga, Elizabeth Homan, Selasie Addom, Peter Daniolos, Hanna Stevens. (Poster) presented at the 62nd AACAP Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, October, 2015.
- Old age and depression in Ghana: assessing and addressing diagnosis and treatment gaps. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Sutapa Agrawal, Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Selasie Adom, Ebenezer Adjetey-Sorsey, Ilaria Rocco and Nadia Minicuci. Global Health Action.2019; 12(1): 1678282. Published online 2019 Nov 4.doi:10.1080/16549716.2019.16782
Additionally, she has served on various committees in the area of mental health in general as well as mental health of adolescents. These include member of the Technical Working Group for development and review of Ghana Health Service Adolescent Health Policy Document and member of the Local Experts Team for adaptation of the WHO MHGap Intervention Guide for Ghana, 2015