Dr. Sarpong is a researcher, consultant, public health professional and educator and with strong quantitative background and verbal skills. He is currently a Director of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education, Endowed Chair of Health Disparities and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Xavier University of Louisiana. The last 12 years of his research career has been focused on translational research exploring innovative approaches to mitigating both biological and social determinants of health disparities in the areas of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, cancer, and drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Professionally, he is a scientific reviewer for: 1) American Health Association, and 2) International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research for conference abstracts, 3) RCMI Annual Symposia and 4) Chair of Abstract Committee for Xavier University College of Pharmacy Health Disparities Conferences; Ad-Hoc Grants reviewer for: National Institutes of Health (Cardiovascular Epidemiology), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Cancer Society; Reviewer of scientific manuscripts for: the Intl. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and American Heart Association, AHA Journal on Stroke; and editorial board member for Ethnicity & Disease.