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Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, PhD, MPA, MA, CPH, GCPH, CNPM

Samuel Ofei-Dodoo portrait
Associate Professor, Wichita - Internal Medicine

Assistant Dean, Medical Education

Adjunct Associate Professor, Wichita - Population Health

Professional Background

Dr. Samuel Ofei-Dodoo serves as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUSM-W). In this role, he oversees the Honors and Enrichment Programs, contributes to the implementation of coaching and advising programs, and manages various student affairs initiatives. Dr. Ofei-Dodoo also holds the position of managing editor for the Kansas Journal of Medicine.

He completed his doctoral training in 2016 and holds degrees in cross-disciplinary fields, including graduate certificates in public health and nonprofit management. Dr. Ofei-Dodoo is a certified public health professional with research interests in clinical and population-based areas. His work focuses on professional burnout among physicians, residents, and medical students, exploring the impact of burnout and emotional distress on healthcare professionals, especially medical trainees. Additionally, he is actively engaged in studying intervention approaches for preventing and managing burnout and emotional distress.

Dr. Ofei-Dodoo has received several awards, including the 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award from the Wichita Business Journal and the 2008 Lee Holder Award of Excellence in Graduate Education from the Alpha Eta National Allied Health Society.

Education and Training
  • BS, Health Services Management and Community Development, Wichita State University
  • MPA, Public Administration , Wichita State University
  • MA, Aging Studies, Wichita State University
  • Other, Public Health , Wichita State University
  • Other, Nonprofit Management , Wichita State University
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Group Grant Generating Project Fellowship, North American Primary Care Research Group
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine , Lamb Awards Committee, Member, 2020 - Present
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine , KUMC Research Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 2019 - Present
  • North American Primary Care Research Group, Member, 2017 - Present
  • University of Kansas Medical Center , KUMC Faculty Assembly Research Committee, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Member, 2016 - Present
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine , KUMC International Clinical Elective Rotation, Faculty Mentor, 2016 - Present

Publications
  • Traxler, Matthew , Borick, Jamie, Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel , Curry, Amy , Love, Sarah , Nash , Cynthia . 2023. Improving Chronic Pain Management in a Family Medicine Residency. Family Medicine STFM , 55 (6), 394-399
  • Taliaferro, Leah., M, Dodson, Sarah , Norton, Melissa., C, Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel . 2023. Evaluation of 340B prescription assistance program on healthcare use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy, 11 (14), 1-5
  • Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel , Mullen, Rebecca , Pasternak, Andy , Hester, Christina ., M, Callen , Elisabeth , Bujold, Edward ., James , Carroll, Jennifer ., K, Kimminau, Kim ., S. 2021. Loneliness, Burnout and Other Types of Emotional Distress Among Family Medicine Physicians: Results from a National Survey. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 34 (3), 531-541
  • Nguyen Lowrie, Lieu, Duncan, Leah , Samuels, Dustie., Angela, Ablah, Elizabeth , Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel . 2023. Prehospital Clinical Decision-Making for Medication Administration for Behavioral Emergencies. Kansas Journal of Medicine , 16, 189-193
  • Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel . 2022. My Experiences with the North American Primary Care Research Group: A Reflection from an Emerging Primary Care Researcher. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 33 (4), 872-873
  • Nguyen Lowrie, Lieu, Duncan, Leah , Samuels, Dustie., Angela, Ablah, Elizabeth , Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel . 2023. Prehospital Clinical Decision-Making for Medication Administration for Behavioral Emergencies. Kansas Journal of Medicine , 16, 189-193
  • Nutting, Ruth, Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel , Rose-Borcherding , Katherine, Strella, Grace. 2021. Brief Mindfulness Intervention for Emotional Distress, Resilience and Compassion in Family Physicians During COVID-19: A Pilot Study. PRiMER STFM, 6 (3), 1-8