Freda Akosua Lekey
M.A., Ohio University
(Fall 2019 Cohort)
Specializations: Child health, women’s health, health disparities, reproductive health, culture, religion, STDs and gender
Freda Akosua Lekey is an incoming first-year doctoral student at the Ohio University School of Communication Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Communication and Development Studies alongside graduate certificates in African Community Health; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, all in Ohio University. Her research interest revolves around identifying issues that influences and adversely impact the health of women and children. Her previous research has focused on gender, culture, health disparities, reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Freda, in addition to her scholarly interests, is also keen about using health awareness programs to address health challenges faced by women and children—a drive that has and continues to inspire her research.