Dr. Stephen Boateng
Director of Research and Engagement Strategies, Board Member – Sickle Cell 101
Dr. Stephen Boateng is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. As a pharmacist by training, his passion in healthcare stems from his sister living with sickle cell disease.
Dr. Boateng’s current research focus area is in sickle cell trait, testing reinforcement and health equity programs aimed at improving the quality of care and access to medications and resources for sickle cell patients globally. Outside his role as a researcher, he also provides clinical expertise as a medical writer/editor for sickle cell 101 and is the co-host of The Sickle Cell Podcast.
He has completed a clinical rotation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee with a major focus on sickle cell and hematology.
Dr. Boateng graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and a Postdoctoral Commercial Fellow at Bayer.
Dr. Boateng enjoys soccer and is a coach at the New York Red Bulls working within the Training Programs Division in New Jersey.