Degninou Yehadji, MPH
Laboratory Scientist | Public Health Scientist | Epidemiologist
Tel: +228 93 70 05 00 (TOGO) | E-mail:
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Laboratory Testing, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Program and Policy Planning, Community Health, Field Intervention, Epidemiology, Global Health, Infectious Disease, Clinical Research, Statistics and Data Analysis, Programming (SAS, R, Stata, Python), Statistical Packages (SAS, R, Epi Info, Epi Data, Stata, Open Epi), Epidemiologic Mapping (Arc GIS, Q GIS), Online contents management (websites, blogs, social media).

Officer: Health Information System and Statistics
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
General Directorate of Studies, Planning, and Health Information
2015 – Present

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA
Center for Global Health
06/2014 – 12/2014

Graduate and Research Scholar
The Fulbright Program, U. S. Department of State
2013 – 2015

Senior Laboratory Technologist
Government of Togo, Ministry of Health
2009 – 2013

Master of Public Health, 2015
Specialization: Epidemiology
Georgia State University, School of Public Health, USA

Intensive English Program, 07/2013
University of Arkansas, Spring International Language Center

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, 2011
Bachelor in Health Statistics, 2011
Bordeaux School of Public Health, France

Diploma of Engineer (BSc) in Clinical and Biological Analysis, 201
University of Lomé (Togo), School of Biological and Food Technologies

Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, 2008
National Paramedical School (Togo)


  • Foundations of Everyday Leadership: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Coursera Certificate, July 2016.
  • Applications of Everyday Leadership: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Coursera Certificate, August 2016.
  • Initiating and Planning Projects: University of California (Irvine), Coursera Certificate, March 9, 2016.
  • Budgeting and Scheduling Projects: University of California (Irvine) Coursera Certificate, June 8, 2016.
  • Managing Project Risks and Changes: University of California (Irvine), Coursera Certificate, June 14, 2016.
  • Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases: Pennsylvania State University, Coursera Certificate, July 21, 2016. org/verify/YXRN6LNAE4K6
  • District Health Information Software: University of Oslo, February 22-27, 2016
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation: Wesleyan University, Coursera Specialization Certificate, June 19, 2016.
  • Certificate of Course Completion in Global Health – Data Use for Program Managers: USAID and JHSPH’s Global Health E-Learning Center, August 14, 2015
  • Certificate of Course Completion in Global Health – Data Quality: USAID and JHSPH’s Global Health E-Learning Center, August 12, 2015
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Coursera Certificate, July 2015.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) –An Introduction: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute, October 2014
  • Human Subjects Research Protection Training: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2014
  • Safety Survival Skills – Part I: General Responsibilities: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2014
  • Records Management – 2014 Annual Refresher Training: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2014


Fulbright Scholarship: The U.S. State Department, 2014 – 2015


  • Office software: Microsoft & Open office software
  • Health information system management: District Health Information Software (DHIS-2)
  • Online content management: websites, blogs, social media
  • Mapping and geographic information systems: ArcGIS, Q-GIS, Health Mapper
  • Statistical packages: SAS, EpiInfo, SPSS, EpiData, R, Stata
  • Qualitative analysis packages: familiar with NVivo, and ATLAS.ti
  • Bibliography management software: Zotero, End Note


  • French: Native speaker
  • English: Speaking (Excellent), Reading (Excellent), Writing (Excellent)
  • Local dialects (Spoken in Togo, Benin, and Ghana): Ewé, Kabyè, Kotokoli, Fon


  • American Public Health Association (2014)
  • American Translators Association (2014)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (2014)
  • African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)
  • Union Nationale des Technologists Biomedicaux (Togo)


  1. Ribeiro Sarmento D, Yehadji D. An analysis of global youth tobacco survey for developing a comprehensive national smoking policy in Timor-Leste. BMC Public Health. 2015;16(1). Available from:
  2. Salou M, Yehadji D, Ekouevi K, Dossim S, Tsogou C, Nyasenu YT, et al. Ciprofloxacin sensitivity of staphylococcus strains isolated at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital, Togo. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 2014;5(13):1143–7. Available from:
  3. Abderrazzack AF, Salou M, Patassi A, Yehadji D, Ameyapoh Y. Correlation between asymptomatic bacteriuria and HIV-1 viral load level and CD4 count in pregnant women on antiretroviral therapy in N’djamena (Chad). World Journal of AIDS. 2015;5(4):308–12. Available from:
  4. Yehadji D. Data science experience [blog]. 2015 [cited 2016 Jun 1]. Available from:
  5. Mounerou S, Yao DA, Biova A-HA, Koumavi E, Sika D, Kpatcha K, … Yehadji D, et al. Group B streptococcal carriage rate in vagina of pregnant women in third trimester in Lomé, Togo. World Journal of Preventive Medicine, World Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Jan 23;3(1):7–10. Available from:
  6. Yehadji D. Marqueurs infectieux en transfusion sanguine au Togo, 2008 [Thesis]. Université de Lomé, ESTBA; 2011.
  7. Dorkenoo AM, Yehadji D, Agbo YM, Layibo Y, Agbeko F, Adjeloh P, et al. Therapeutic efficacy trial of artemisinin-based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria and investigation of mutations in k13 propeller domain in Togo, 2012–2013. Malaria Journal. 2016;15:33. Available from:
  8. Yehadji D. Urban-rural disparities in HIV related knowledge, behavior and attitude in Burkina Faso: Evidence from Burkina Faso Demographic and Health Survey 2010. Georgia State University, Thesis [Internet]. 2015 Apr 20; Available from:
  9. Yehadji D. et al. (2016): Factors of incomplete immunization among children aged 12-59 months in Togo (Under review).
  10. Tchaniley G., Yehadji D. et al. (2016): Prevalence and risk factors of HIV infection: findings from the 2013-2014 Togo Demographic Health Survey (Under review).

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