Dr Lartey is currently a Research Associate at the Health Systems Innovation Lab at Harvard. He graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2022 with a Master’s in Global Public Health and as a 2020 Harvard Presidential Scholar. He also holds another Master’s in Public Health Promotion and Education from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has over 5 years of experience in innovative youth advocacy and health promotion. He is the Founder/Executive director of Books for Him & Her, a non-profit focused on increasing access to sexual health resources and skills training for adolescents using stigma-neutral spaces such as youth libraries in Ghana. He started this work through aHnonymous GH, a virtual platform that was set up to promote stigma-free HIV education, prevention and care through partnerships with other youth organisations. Through his work, Kwabena and his team have enabled access to Sexual Health Trainings for over 1000 adolescents, provided free HIV counselling and testing for several others, and provided linkages to care for young persons with challenging sexual health issues. He aspires to be a Global Health Policy expert advancing social change among historically disadvantaged populations.