Health Care Management

Dr. Daniel Opoku

Daniel Opoku is a research fellow at the Department of Healthcare Management. He has been involved in several international collaborations, including working with the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin on the study on sexual health among sub-Saharan African migrants (MiSSA study),  the Berlin Working Group at the Charité Medical University on the EU-funded Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants (RODAM), and on the NUFFIC-funded project Capacity building in Community Health for the Prevention and Response to Disability in Ghana. He holds an MSc in Public Health from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a BA in Sociology and Social Work from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He completed his PhD on mHealth for improved management of non-communicable diseases, and is currently working on the Capacity building in Health Systems Research and Management in Ghana project.


Researh interests:

  • Health care innovations
  • Evidence-based health policy
  • Health systems
  • Africa

Curriculum vitae


2012 - 2014 | Charité Medical University, Berlin: Master of Science Public Health (MScPH), Thesis title: “The Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care – Perception of Healthcare Workers Serving Remote Communities in the Amansie-West District of Ghana”

2006 - 2010 | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Social Work, Thesis title: “The role of migrants’ remittance in community development: a case study of Konongo-Odumasi in Ashanti Region”



2017 | Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University, New York, USA (Courtesy)

2015 - present | Non-financial Scholarship, Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD), Germany

2014 - present | PhD Scholarship, Paul + Maria Kremer – Stiftung, Germany

20012 - 2013 | DAAD-Scholarship for Scientific Training in Germany


Academic/Research Experience

2014 - present | Research assistant at Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, focusing on “mHealth for Improved Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana”

2017- present | Guest Lecturer at The International Management University/SRH Hochschule Berlin,  (mHealth in Developing Countries)

2017 - present | Guest Lecturer at TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management (mHealth in Developing Countries, Ghana Health System)

2015 - 2016 | Field Research Officer, Study on Sexual Health among Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa (MiSSA-Studie), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

2014 | Field Research Officer, EU-funded project: Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants (RODAM), Berlin Working Group at the Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany

2009 - 2012 | Senior Research Assistant, SMS/NPT-funded project: KNUST-Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CEDRES), Department of Community Health, School of Medical Sciences, Ghana

2011 | Course Coordinator/Facilitator, 3-Maiden Short Courses held at CEDRES, KNUST, Ghana (Psychology of Disability and Skill Acquisition; Economic Empowerment; Leadership and Capacity Building)

2010 | Field Research Officer, IDRC-funded OASIS II program: Impact Evaluation of the Millennium Global Village Network (MGV-Net) System, KNUST, Ghana


Opoku, D., Stephani, V., & Quentin, W. (2017). A realist review of mobile phone-based health interventions for non-communicable disease management in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC medicine15(1), 24. doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0782-z

Stephani, V., Opoku, D., & Quentin, W. (2016). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of mHealth interventions against non-communicable diseases in developing countries. BMC Public Health16(1), 572. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3226-3

Stephani, V., Opoku, D., & Quentin, W. (2015). Does mHealth contribute to improved care for people with non-communicable diseases in developing countries?: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (Vol. 10). Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.

Opoku D, Scott P, Quentin W (2015): Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of a Teleconsultation Service in the Amansie-West District of Ghana. Telemed J E Health; 21(9):748-55. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0210.