Samuel Essien

Dr. Samuel Essien

Assistant Professor
+1 807-343-8010ext. 7199
SN 1006B
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • SCPOR Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2021)
  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2019)
  • Professional Specialized Certificate (Population Health Data Analysis) University of Victoria, Canada (2019)
  • M.Sc., Community and Population Health Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2015)
  • M.Sc., Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor, Canada (2013)
  • B.Sc., Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2008)

Other Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan
Date joined Lakehead: 
October 2022
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • HESC 5270: Epidemiology II
  • HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health
  • HESC 5710-GDE: Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Interests: 

Dr. Essien’s research primarily focuses on improving general workplace safety, mental health, and injury prevention, improving the quality of life for vulnerable populations, especially in people affected by work and non-work-related amputations, developing epidemiological models in addressing maternal health problems, particularly in resource-limited countries and patient-oriented research.

Other Interests

  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Public Health Surveillance of Chronic and Infectious Diseases