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Frederick Dun-Dery, PhD

As a Public Health Analyst, his research interests include Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Tropical Diseases (of poverty), Causal variations of health in disadvantaged populations, Maternal and Child Health, and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). 

His doctoral dissertation explored the determinants of uptake of intermittent preventive treatment using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) and insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) as interventions against Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) to augment efforts of improving maternal and child health indicators in Ghana. Project supervisor: Prof. Dr. med Olaf Müller, Leader of the Disease Control in Disadvantaged Populations group.


2022 PhD Public Health

Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg,


2016 Master of Philosophy School of Medicine and Health Science, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
2012 Bachelor of Science in Public Health Catholic University of Ghana, Fiapre-Sunyani / University of Ghana, Legon - Accra. 


  1. F Dun-Dery, C Beiersmann, N Kuunibe, O Müller (2020): Knowledge of malaria risks in pregnancy on use of ITNs among pregnant women in northern GhanaEuropean Journal of Public Health 30(5) DOI. org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.818 (Abstract)
  2. Avoka, J.A., Dun-Dery, E.J., Seidu, I., Abou, A.N.E., Twene, P., Tandoh, I.O., & Dun-Dery F. Time series analysis of the relationship between diarrhoea in children and Rota 2 vaccine in the Fanteakwa District of the eastern region of Ghana. BMC Pediatr 21, 88 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-021-02540-3 
  3. Frederick Dun-Dery, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Williams Walana, Ernestina Yirkyio, Juventus B. Ziem (2017). Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana. BMC Infectious Diseases 17(1) DOI. 10.1186/s12879-017-2490-x
  4. Frederick Dun-Dery (2015). Childhood Immunization Programs: Why The Dropouts? LAP Lambert Academic Publishers February 2015. ISBN: 978-3659635311

Baseline Surveys (Unpublished) 

  • Rural-Urban Gradient of Prevalence and Determinants of Hepatitis B infection among Pregnant Women in the Upper West Region (2016). Ghana
  • Implementation of the Child growth Monitoring component of the Child Welfare Care program in the Wa Municipality: theorised or practised? (2015) Ghana
  • Complications Readiness and Emergency preparedness among 3rd Trimester ANC clients in Wa Municipality (2015). Ghana
  • Level of Inter-Departmental Collaboration in Community Health project implementation in the Lawra District (2014). Ghana
  • Factors Influencing the High Immunization Dropout rate (Measles-BCG) among children under five years in the Wa Municipality (2012). Ghana


   The HELMUT WOLF – AWARD: for the best free lecture as a young Scientist at the 38th Annual GTP Conference, Berlin (24.01.-26.01.2020), endowed with five hundred Euros (€500.0).