MBBS, MPH, MFPH, FFPH, FRSPH, FHEA
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Emmanuel Okpo is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the National Health Service (NHS) Grampian and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Aberdeen.
Dr Okpo has over 17 years of clinical and public health experience in Africa and the UK. In his current role as Consultant in Public Health Medicine, he is responsible for prevention and control of gastrointestinal infections and foodborne diseases, zoonoses, emerging infections, sexual health, blood borne Viruses (Hepatitis B & C, HIV/AIDS) and healthcare associated infection. His research interest includes infectious disease epidemiology, infection prevention & control, maternal and child health in developing countries.
He is committed to training and developing the public and global health workforce of the future. Currently he is the Public Health Specialist Training Programme Coordinator for NHS Grampian and also a tutor on the University of Aberdeen MSc Public Health and Global Health courses. He also participates in teaching undergraduate medical students.
He attended medical school in Nigeria, obtained a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam and Fellowship in Public Health Medicine in the UK.
As a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in public health I am involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching.
I contribute to:
- Lectures and assessments of Year 4 MBCHB student (communicable disease and paediatric block)
- MSc Public Health and Health Services Research and MSc Global Health and Management courses.
- Supervision (Thesis) and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate students
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Pooled versus individual nucleic acid amplification testing for detection of active SARS-CoV-2 infection (Protocol).Other Contributions: Other Contributions
“What will my child think of me if he hears I gave him HIV?”: a sequential, explanatory, mixed-methods approach on the predictors and experience of caregivers on disclosure of HIV status to infected children in Gombe, Northeast NigeriaBMC Public Health, vol. 20, 373Contributions to Journals: Articles
Screening infants exposed to hepatitis C virus infection during pregnancy in Grampian, UK: a reviewChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
"It's just in that sea of things that I never cared about": Perception of hepatitis B amongst university students in Aberdeen, North East ScotlandBMC Public Health, vol. 19, 332Contributions to Journals: Articles
Contact tracing for chronic hepatitis B in primary care?: A ‘snapshot’ audit in Grampian, Northeast ScotlandPublic Health, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 75-79Contributions to Journals: Articles
Learning lessons to improve blood borne virus testing in primary care in ScotlandPublic Health, vol. 159, pp. 14-16Contributions to Journals: Articles
Exploring psychosocial predictors of STI testing in University studentsBMC Public Health, vol. 18, 664Contributions to Journals: Articles
Home versus in-patient treatment for deep vein thrombosisCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 1, CD003076Contributions to Journals: Articles
Case Study: Empowerment approaches to Food Poverty in North East ScotlandThe Shaping Health programme on Learning from international experience on approaches to community power, participation and decision-making in health. D’Ambruoso, L., Abbott, P., Douglas, F., McPherson, E., Okpo, E. (eds.). Aberdeen University Press pp. 1-52, 52 pages.Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
Case Study: Empowerment approaches to Food Poverty in North East Scotland: The Shaping Health programme on Learning from international experience on approaches to community power, participation and decision-making in health.University of Aberdeen. 52 pagesBooks and Reports: Commissioned Reports