Dr. Thomas Hormenu
Research area: diabetes
Home institution: University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Host institution: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Dr. Hormenu will spend his fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) under the mentorship of Anne Sumner, MD. His research will focus on establishing how lifetime nutritional exposures lead to diabetes throughout lifespan in Ghana.
Dr. Hormenu completed his PhD training in Health Promotion at the University of Cape Coast in 2017. He examined and established baseline information on factors influencing adolescents’ health behaviors in
Ghana. Dr. Hormenu is a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, teaching, researching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dr. Hormenu’s research goal is integrate the research experience he will acquire from the postdoctoral training at NIH in his home country and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, where he wishes to design nutritional surveys, assess physical activity and model data from oral and intravenous glucose tolerance tests and elucidate the relationship between nutritional exposures related to culture and history and glucose parameters such as insulin resistance, beta-cell failure and glucose effectiveness. Dr. Hormenu is interested in building, maintaining collaborative relationships and forming research consortium with teams of experts in academics; clinicians and other health professionals to conduct research into finding the causal factors and issues of public health concerns and developed evidence based culturally sensitive efficacious health promotion interventions.