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Anita Ghansah PhD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionTransfusion Medicine

    InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
    DepartmentBioinformatics and Integrative Biology


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    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, , GhanaBSBiochemistry
    University of Ghana, Accra, , GhanaMPHILBiochemistry
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, , United KingdomPHDGenetic Epidemlology

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    1. Kofi AE, Hakim HM, Khan HO, Ismail SA, Ghansah A, David AA, Mat NFC, Chambers GK, Edinur HA. Population data of 23 Y chromosome STR loci for the five major human subpopulations of Ghana. Int J Legal Med. 2019 Jun 01. PMID: 31154498.
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    2. Dzodzomenyo M, Ghansah A, Ensaw N, Dovie B, Bimi L, Quansah R, Gyan BA, Gyakobo M, Amoani B. Inducible nitric oxide synthase 2 promoter polymorphism and malaria disease severity in children in Southern Ghana. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0202218. PMID: 30118498.
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    3. Aydemir O, Janko M, Hathaway NJ, Verity R, Mwandagalirwa MK, Tshefu AK, Tessema SK, Marsh PW, Tran A, Reimonn T, Ghani AC, Ghansah A, Juliano JJ, Greenhouse BR, Emch M, Meshnick SR, Bailey JA. Drug Resistance and Population Structure of Plasmodium falciparum Across the Democratic Republic of Congo using high-throughput Molecular Inversion Probes. J Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 28. PMID: 29718283.
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    4. Rorick MM, Artzy-Randrup Y, Ruybal-Pesántez S, Tiedje KE, Rask TS, Oduro A, Ghansah A, Koram K, Day KP, Pascual M. Signatures of competition and strain structure within the major blood-stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum in a local community in Ghana. Ecol Evol. 2018 Apr; 8(7):3574-3588. PMID: 29686839.
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    5. Abuaku BK, Mensah BA, Ofori MF, Myers-Hansen J, Derkyi-Kwarteng AN, Essilfie F, Dokurugu M, Amoakoh E, Koram KA, Ghansah A. Efficacy of Artesunate/Amodiaquine in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria among Children in Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):690-695. PMID: 28749762.
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    6. Ruybal-Pesántez S, Tiedje KE, Rorick MM, Amenga-Etego L, Ghansah A, R Oduro A, Koram KA, Day KP. Lack of Geospatial Population Structure Yet Significant Linkage Disequilibrium in the Reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum in Bongo District, Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct; 97(4):1180-1189. PMID: 28722587.
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    7. Tiedje KE, Oduro AR, Agongo G, Anyorigiya T, Azongo D, Awine T, Ghansah A, Pascual M, Koram KA, Day KP. Seasonal Variation in the Epidemiology of Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections across Two Catchment Areas in Bongo District, Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jul; 97(1):199-212. PMID: 28719306.
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    8. Clarke GM, Rockett K, Kivinen K, Hubbart C, Jeffreys AE, Rowlands K, Jallow M, Conway DJ, Bojang KA, Pinder M, Usen S, Sisay-Joof F, Sirugo G, Toure O, Thera MA, Konate S, Sissoko S, Niangaly A, Poudiougou B, Mangano VD, Bougouma EC, Sirima SB, Modiano D, Amenga-Etego LN, Ghansah A, Koram KA, Wilson MD, Enimil A, Evans J, Amodu OK, Olaniyan S, Apinjoh T, Mugri R, Ndi A, Ndila CM, Uyoga S, Macharia A, Peshu N, Williams TN, Manjurano A, Sepúlveda N, Clark TG, Riley E, Drakeley C, Reyburn H, Nyirongo V, Kachala D, Molyneux M, Dunstan SJ, Phu NH, Quyen NN, Thai CQ, Hien TT, Manning L, Laman M, Siba P, Karunajeewa H, Allen S, Allen A, Davis TM, Michon P, Mueller I, Molloy SF, Campino S, Kerasidou A, Cornelius VJ, Hart L, Shah SS, Band G, Spencer CC, Agbenyega T, Achidi E, Doumbo OK, Farrar J, Marsh K, Taylor T, Kwiatkowski DP. Characterisation of the opposing effects of G6PD deficiency on cerebral malaria and severe malarial anaemia. Elife. 2017 Jan 09; 6. PMID: 28067620.
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    9. Oyola SO, Ariani CV, Hamilton WL, Kekre M, Amenga-Etego LN, Ghansah A, Rutledge GG, Redmond S, Manske M, Jyothi D, Jacob CG, Otto TD, Rockett K, Newbold CI, Berriman M, Kwiatkowski DP. Whole genome sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum from dried blood spots using selective whole genome amplification. Malar J. 2016 Dec 20; 15(1):597. PMID: 27998271.
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    10. Kwofie KD, Ghansah A, Osei JH, Frempong KK, Obed S, Frimpong EH, Boakye DA, Suzuki T, Ohta N, Ayi I. Indication of Risk of Mother-to-Child Toxoplasma gondii Transmission in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Dec; 20(12):2581-2588. PMID: 27465060.
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    11. Sam-Agudu NA, Paintsil E, Aliyu MH, Kwara A, Ogunsola F, Afrane YA, Onoka C, Awandare GA, Amponsah G, Cornelius LJ, Mendy G, Sturke R, Ghansah A, Siberry GK, Ezeanolue EE. Building Sustainable Local Capacity for Global Health Research in West Africa. Ann Glob Health. 2016 Nov - Dec; 82(6):1010-1025. PMID: 28314488.
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    12. Ayi I, Kwofie KD, Blay EA, Osei JH, Frempong KK, Koku R, Ghansah A, Lartey M, Suzuki T, Boakye DA, Koram KA, Ohta N. Clonal types of Toxoplasma gondii among immune compromised and immune competent individuals in Accra, Ghana. Parasitol Int. 2016 Jun; 65(3):238-44. PMID: 26775819.
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    13. Blay EA, Ghansah A, Otchere J, Koku R, Kwofie KD, Bimi L, Takashi S, Ohta N, Ayi I. Congenital toxoplasmosis and pregnancy malaria detection post-partum: Effective diagnosis and its implication for efficient management of congenital infection. Parasitol Int. 2015 Dec; 64(6):603-8. PMID: 26264261.
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    14. Kamau E, Campino S, Amenga-Etego L, Drury E, Ishengoma D, Johnson K, Mumba D, Kekre M, Yavo W, Mead D, Bouyou-Akotet M, Apinjoh T, Golassa L, Randrianarivelojosia M, Andagalu B, Maiga-Ascofare O, Amambua-Ngwa A, Tindana P, Ghansah A, MacInnis B, Kwiatkowski D, Djimde AA. K13-propeller polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from sub-Saharan Africa. J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15; 211(8):1352-5. PMID: 25367300.
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    15. Ghansah A, Amenga-Etego L, Amambua-Ngwa A, Andagalu B, Apinjoh T, Bouyou-Akotet M, Cornelius V, Golassa L, Andrianaranjaka VH, Ishengoma D, Johnson K, Kamau E, Maïga-Ascofaré O, Mumba D, Tindana P, Tshefu-Kitoto A, Randrianarivelojosia M, William Y, Kwiatkowski DP, Djimde AA. Monitoring parasite diversity for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa. Science. 2014 Sep 12; 345(6202):1297-8. PMID: 25214619.
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    16. Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa. Science. 2014 Jun 20; 344(6190):1346-8. PMID: 24948725.
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    17. Ghansah A, Rockett KA, Clark TG, Wilson MD, Koram KA, Oduro AR, Amenga-Etego L, Anyorigiya T, Hodgson A, Milligan P, Rogers WO, Kwiatkowski DP. Haplotype analyses of haemoglobin C and haemoglobin S and the dynamics of the evolutionary response to malaria in Kassena-Nankana District of Ghana. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34565. PMID: 22506028.
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    18. Alam MT, de Souza DK, Vinayak S, Griffing SM, Poe AC, Duah NO, Ghansah A, Asamoa K, Slutsker L, Wilson MD, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V, Koram KA. Selective sweeps and genetic lineages of Plasmodium falciparum drug -resistant alleles in Ghana. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 15; 203(2):220-7. PMID: 21288822.
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    19. Boakye DA, Fokam E, Ghansah A, Amakye J, Wilson MD, Brown CA. Cardiocladius oliffi (Diptera: Chironomidae) as a potential biological control agent against Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Parasit Vectors. 2009; 2(1):20. PMID: 19393069.
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    20. Auburn S, Diakite M, Fry AE, Ghansah A, Campino S, Richardson A, Jallow M, Sisay-Joof F, Pinder M, Griffiths MJ, Peshu N, Williams TN, Marsh K, Molyneux ME, Taylor TE, Koram KA, Oduro AR, Rogers WO, Rockett KA, Haldar K, Kwiatkowski DP. Association of the GNAS locus with severe malaria. Hum Genet. 2008 Dec; 124(5):499-506. PMID: 18951142.
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    21. Duah NO, Wilson MD, Ghansah A, Abuaku B, Edoh D, Quashie NB, Koram KA. Mutations in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter and multidrug resistance genes, and treatment outcomes in Ghanaian children with uncomplicated malaria. J Trop Pediatr. 2007 Feb; 53(1):27-31. PMID: 17158810.
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