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|Dr Charles Agyemang (University of Amsterdam)|
Dr Charles Agyemang is an epidemiologist and public health scientist at Amsterdam Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. He completed his doctoral research in the Netherlands with a focus on ethnic variations in blood pressures and hypertension. In addition, he also examined blood pressure and hypertension in rural and urban Ghana. Prior to this he worked and had his Master degree in Public Health at Edinburgh University. His research interests include the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular risk factors as well as determinants among ethnic groups, and in low- and middle income countries. He also has an interest in neighbourhood level effect on health. He recently received a prestigious VENI grant to develop international collaborative project between the Netherlands and the UK. Charles is also a visiting lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Agyemang C, van Hooijdonk C, Wendel-Vos W, Lindeman E, Stronks K, Droomers M (2007) The association of neighbourhood psychosocial stressors and self-rated health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. J Epidemiol Community Health 61(12):1042-9.
Agyemang C, Bruijnzeels MA, Owusu-Dabo E (2006) Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa. J Hum Hypertens 20(1):67-71.
Agyemang C (2006) Rural and urban differences in blood pressure and hypertension in Ghana, West Africa. Public Health 120(6):525-33.
Agyemang C, Bindraban N, Mairuhu G, Montfrans G, Koopmans R, Stronks K (2005) Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among Black Surinamese, South Asian Surinamese and White Dutch in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the SUNSET study. J Hypertens 23(11):1971-7.
Agyemang C, Bhopal R, Bruijnzeels M (2005) Negro, Black, Black African, African Caribbean, African American or what? Labelling African origin populations in the health arena in the 21st century. J Epidemiol Community Health 59(12):1014-8.
Agyemang C, Redekop WK, Owusu-Dabo E, Bruijnzeels MA (2005) Blood pressure patterns in rural, semi-urban and urban children in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa. BMC Public Health 5:114.
Agyemang C, Bhopal R. Is the blood
pressure of people from African origin adults in the UK higher or lower
than that in European origin white people? A review of cross-sectional
data. J Hum Hypertens 2003;17(8):523-34.
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