• Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo unveiling the 50th Anniversary cloth
  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
  • Group photograph of officials after the event


Prof. Anastasia Gage received a Post Graduate Diploma in Population Studies in 1983 and a Master of Philosophy degree in Population Studies in 1986 from the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS).

She had prior received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Geography from the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College. She won a United Nations Fellowship to study at RIPS from 1982 to 1986. She later went on to receive Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Gage is a Full Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, and held positions at the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (2015-2021) and Department of International Health and Sustainable Development (2021 – present). She was an Associate Professor at Tulane University and prior to that, an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University.

She is the Immediate Past President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and was recently rated as being in the top 2% of scholars in the field of demography. Over the course of her career, she held various non-academic positions such as Technical Officer for the Performance and Results Monitoring Academy for Educational Development on the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival II Project. She was Senior Technical Advisor to USAID at the Public Health Institute, Analyst for Macro International Incorporated, Associate Population Officer for the United Nations, Population Division, and a Research Associate at the Population Council.

Prof. Gage has received various awards and honors throughout her illustrious career, engaged in public policy activities, received several million dollars’ worth of funding from US government and private funders for her projects, and has consulted on several international studies. As an academic, she has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses as well as facilitated workshops across the globe; supervised doctoral candidates, and has over 100 publications in top peer-reviewed journals, including technical reports, working papers and book chapters.


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