Ayaga Bawah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is an active member of the Children, Youth, and Families working group within CPRC. His research focuses on population health in Africa, particularly infant and child mortality, health equity, reproductive health, and research methodology issues.
Dr. Bawah’s work on infant and child mortality and reproductive health issues is essential to the Children, Youth, and Family Group at this center. Through his connections in the center, Bawah has partnered with several academic scholars affiliated with CPRC, such as Dr. Jemima Frimpong, Dr. James Phillips, and Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, to conduct and publish research important to this field.
Dr. Bawah has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, and has contributed to book chapters concerning topics on population and health. He has worked as a Bernard Benson fellow at the Policy Research Division of the Population Council in New York, and served as a principle research associate at the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in Developing Countries (INDEPTH). Additionally, Dr. Bawah is an active member of several groups dedicated to international epidemiological research, such as the Union for African Population Studies, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, and the Population Association of America.