Fidelia Dake (Ph.D.) is a Senior Lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies, a Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, a Master of Science in Global Ageing and Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science. Her research focuses broadly on population health and international development. Her research interests include nutrition and physical activity, obesity and non-communicable diseases, socio-environmental determinants of health, urban health, health statistics, health-financing and population ageing. She has strong analytical skills with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods as well as new methods in big data and computational social science. Her current research projects include an evaluation of digital communication messages on health and nutrition outcomes. Her previous research examined the influence of the built environment on risk of obesity among the urban poor in Accra, Ghana. She is widely published in several international peer-reviewed journals including Public Health Nutrition and Journal of Urban Health.
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