- Practitioners in Residence
Akosua Boadiwaa Dankwah, S2019-F2019
Swearer Center Community Practitioner in Residence
Office hours: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Swearer Center
Akosua Boadiwaa Dankwah founded WTL Health Clinic, Inc, a free clinic located in Pawtucket. In January, members of the Health Services Council at the RI Department of Health voted unanimously in favor of WTL Health Clinic being licensed as an Ambulatory Care Facility in R.I.
In her role as Practitioner in Residence, Akosua is working to create internships and electives for Brown undergraduate, public health and medical students, as well as family medicine residents interested in health care for the underserved. Her ultimate goal is for the free clinic to be student-run.
Akosua received her Master’s in Public Health from Brown in 2016. While pursuing her MPH, she published a health needs assessment for West African immigrants and laid the groundwork to open the WTL Health Clinic. In addition to her role at the Swearer Center, she is a global fellow with the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at the Watson Institute.