Marian Abrafi Osei
Marian Abrafi Osei is a nutritional scientist currently pursuing her doctorate in Global Health at the University of Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition and a Master of Philosophy in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Presently, her interest is to research into the complex relationships between infectious diseases, dietary patterns and cardio-metabolic conditions.
For her Master studies, she researched into the efficacy of acute malnutrition management among selected nutrition rehabilitation sites in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Before joining Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH), she was the lead dietitian at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. She served as a clinical preceptor- training and mentoring many nutrition and dietetics students. Her career goal is to help improve the nutritional status of individuals particularly vulnerable groups through research, clinical nutrition rehabilitation and intervention.
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
|June 2016|| |
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
|December 2011||University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana |
Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition
Conference paper presentation
Osei, M.A. and Annan, R.A. (2019) – Efficacy of acute malnutrition management among selected nutrition rehabilitation sites in the Ashanti Region of Ghana- poster presentation made at the Fourth Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS IV) conference at Kigali Rwanda
News item publication
2021; COVID-19: Take your food as medicine –Dietitian www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/COVID-19-Take-your-food-as-medicine-Dietitian-1329589 (publication made from a presentation by Marian Abrafi Osei at the KAAD Association of Scholars West Africa (Ghana) National Seminar held at Navrongo, Upper East Region in August, 2021)
Honors / Awards
Present – KAAD Scholarship award for Doctoral Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany.
August, 2019– Choices International Foundation Travel Fellowship Award to attend Fourth FANUS conference held at Kigali, Rwanda.
October, 2012: KAAD Scholarship Award for Master of Philosophy studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
2003–2006: Ghana COCOBOD Scholarship for Senior Secondary Education at St. Rose’s Senior High School, Akwatia, Ghana.