Emmanuel Peprah, Ph.D.
Dr. Peprah works with program staff on various initiatives in the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), Division of Program Coordination Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director. Prior to joining the OSC, Dr. Peprah was a Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH), National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH. At CRGGH, Dr. Peprah managed the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative. This initiative continues to cultivate African led genomic research, build capacity and infrastructure, while fostering intra-African scientific collaborations. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Peprah received the NIH Director’s award as a member of the Common Fund Global Health Leadership Team. Previous to joining NIH, Dr. Peprah was a postdoctoral fellow in the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program at Emory University, and conducted his research in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. As a FIRST Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Peprah’s research used DNA samples collected from a large sub-Saharan African population to conduct genotyping and sequencing at the Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) locus. His research project focused on elucidating the haplotypic background of the mutation that causes Fragile X Syndrome in African populations. As a FIRST fellow, Dr. Peprah completed his pedagogical training at Spelman College, teaching cellular and molecular biology and also at Morehouse College teaching research methods to undergraduate students. During his postdoctoral fellowship at Emory, Dr. Peprah received the Leadership Award for his service on the Postdoctoral Fellows Research Symposium Committee. Dr. Peprah has published several manuscripts in the fields of parasitology and human genetics, with a focus on African populations. He currently serves a reviewer for several journals and is on the editorial board a peer reviewed journal.