University of Cape Coast

Prof. Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah is a Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health and Allied Sciences, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana. She has a medical degree (MBChB), an MSc and PhD as her main academic qualifications. In addition, she has many relevant trainings and courses from recognised institutions/bodies with sponsorship from DAAD, WHO and other agencies/organisations globally.

As a clinician-scientist, her research area is infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, particularly virology. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are core focus with research into the epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention of these viruses and their associated conditions. A researcher with skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs with over 80 peer reviewed journal publications. She is the winner of the UK Taylor and Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize, 2020 among many awards over the years. 

Prof. Obiri-Yeboah has significant leadership/administrative experience e.g. Coordinator for Clinical Training, Head of Department, immediate past Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and currently, Deputy Director at the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC), UCC. In addition, she has considerable teaching experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She has collaborated on a number of research projects and consultancies around the world.

She is a member of the National Paediatric HIV Task team (Ghana), an advisory board member for West African Network of Excellence for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM-II), member of WHO Guideline Development Group for cervical cancer screening. Membership of organizations include, International AIDS Society, International Papillomavirus Society, Africa Society of Laboratory Medicine, Medical Women Association of Ghana, Society of Laboratory Physicians, Ghana, Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World and West African Health Organisation Infectious Diseases Network.