Michael Fosu Ofori

Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Michael is a Statistician by profession with over ten year’s field experience. He worked with Ghana Statistical Service for ten years rising through the ranks to become a Regional Statistician. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer with the Mathematics & Statistics department. His research interest focuses on child and maternal health issues using Generalized linear mixed models and multi-state modeling

Education: 

PhD Applied Statistics

MSc. Statistics

Professional Membership: 
Ghana Statistical Association
Research Interests: 

Child and Maternal Health

Teaching Areas: 

OfficialStatistics, Demography, Research Methods and Statistical Organization& Operations

Conferences Attended: 
  1.  2ND International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST-2015), 28TH to 30TH October 2015 – Kumasi, Ghana
  2. Conference of Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics (CAPA) 4TH to 11TH June 2016 – Mombassa, Kenya
  3. 3RD  International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST-2016), 20TH to 22ND  October 2016 – Kumasi, Ghana
  4. Conference of Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics (CAPA) 23RD to 29TH April 2017 – Cape Town, South Africa
  5. International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical Sciences – IIER 4TH to 5TH August 2017 – Frankfurt, Germany
  6. International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical Sciences – IIER 25TH to 26TH May 2018 – Rome, Italy
  7. Data Science Africa Conference. 24th  - 25th October 2019 – Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana
Publications: 
  1. Michael Ofori Fosu, Louis Munyakazi, N.N.N Nsowah-Nuamah (2013) Low Birth Weight and Associated Maternal Factors in Ghana. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol.3, No.7
  2. Michael Ofori Fosu, Iddrisu Abdul-Rahaman, RiskatuYekeen (2013) Maternal Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight in a District Hospital in Ashanti Region of Ghana.  Journal of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2(4): 48-54
  3. Michael Ofori Fosu, Ir. Peter Romeo Nyarko (2013) The Effect of Household Characteristics on Child Mortality in Ghana. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol.3, No.17
  4. Michael Ofori Fosu, Ir. Peter Romeo Nyarko, Martin Anokye (2013) The Desire for last Birth among Ghanaian women: The Determinants.  Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.3, No.22
  5. Michael Ofori Fosu, Frank OseiFrimpong, Michael Ofori Arthur  (2014) Factors Associated with Haemoglobin Prevalence among Ghanaian Children Aged 6 – 59 months. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol.4, No.2.
  6. Michael Ofori Fosu, Ir. Peter Romeo Nyarko, Martin Anokye (2014) Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among Ghanaian women – The determinants. Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.4, No.18
  7. Michael Ofori Fosu, KwasiAwuah-Werekoh , N.N.N Nsowah-Nuamah(2015) Modelling the Association of Maternal Factors on Exclusive Breastfeeding among Ghanaian women Using Logistic Regression and Bootstrapping Techniques. American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Vol. 3, No. 5, 177-183
  8. Michael Ofori Fosu, Osborne A.Y Jackson, Stephen B. Twum (2016)Application of Area to Point Kriging to Low Birth Weight Incidence in Ghana.British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 15(5): 1-9
  9. Michael Ofori Fosu, Osborne A.Y Jackson, Stephen B. Twum (2016).Bayesian and Frequentist Comparison: An Application to Low Birth Weight Babies in Ghana.British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 16(2): 1-15
  10. Michael Ofori Fosu, Stephen B.Twum, Osborne A.Y Jackson (2018). A Deterministic Model for Late Pregnancy among Ghanaian Women.International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, ISSN(p): 2321 –8991, ISSN(e): 2321 –9009 Vol.6, Issue 3
  11. Michael Ofori Fosu, Stephen B. Twum, Osborne A.Y Jackson (2018) Comparing Generalized Linear model with a Random Intercept Model in a Multi stage sample. Journal of the American Statistical Association (under review)
  12. Michael Ofori Fosu, Stephen B. Twum, Osborne A.Y Jackson (2019). Time-homogeneous Markov process for low birth weight progression under treatment. Maternal and Child Health Journal (under review)