Daniel Sarpong, PhD

Board Member

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.