Press Release, Global

Ohio Wesleyan Professor Earns Second Fulbright Scholarship

March 30, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Randolph Quaye, Ph.D.

Randolph Quaye, Ph.D., to Conduct Health Care Research, Teach in Tanzania, Africa

DELAWARE, Ohio – Randolph Quaye, Ph.D., associate professor of Black World Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been awarded his second Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research into health care financing in East Africa and assist Tanzania’s University of Dar Es Salaam with its master’s degree program in public health.

Quaye, who joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 2004, also serves as chair of the university’s Black World Studies Program and director of its OWU in Tanzania semester-abroad program. He earned his first Fulbright Scholarship in 2011, also to conduct research and teach in East Africa.

“The goal is to evaluate the recently introduced social health insurance program in Tanzania,” Quaye said of his research. “My research attempts to address how a broad range of factors relate to each other and how they combine to affect health status. A golden thread running through my works is an emphasis on policy initiatives that can improve the health status of vulnerable populations.”

Quaye, a trained medical sociologist, will assist the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, in part, by teaching master’s level courses on global health, health care disparities across the life span, and health policy within the broader theme of the “sociology of health and illness.”

Quaye earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, master’s degree from Acadia University (Canada), and doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of four books: “Balancing Public and Private Health Care Systems: The Sub-Saharan African Experience”; “Recent Reforms in the Swedish Health Care System: Implications for the Swedish Welfare State”; “African Americans’ Health Care Practices, Perspectives, and Needs”; and “Underdevelopment and Health Care in Africa: The Ghanaian Experience.”

Learn more about Quaye and Ohio Wesleyan’s Black World Studies Program at www.owu.edu/BlackWorldStudies.

About the Fulbright Program
Launched in 1946, the Fulbright Program works to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries. It is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. According to the program, its 370,000-plus alumni include 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Learn more at https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

About Ohio Wesleyan University
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.