Why Public Health? Selasi Dankwa

May 2015 – In our series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Selasi Dankwa, PhD ’15, took an early interest in infectious diseases like malaria and cholera, a part of everyday life in her home country of Ghana. At Harvard Chan School, she studies the parasites that cause malaria infection. Now she envisions taking her skills and knowledge and returning to Ghana to “make a difference.”