Felicia Y Denteh


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Research Science, Health Equity, and Maternal & Child Health
Infectious & Chronic Diseases


Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Doctor of Public Health, Epidemiology (Dr.PH)

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
Master's in Health Administration (MHA)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
B.Sc. Exercise Science (Honors),
Graduated -2010


Dr. Felicia Yeboah Denteh is an assistant professor of medicine in the department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc (HJF). She received her doctorate in Public Health, Epidemiology (Dr.PH) from Georgia Southern University, Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Midwestern State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (BSc), Ghana.

Dr. Denteh is currently the lead scientist of the Center for Health Services Research where she leads the charge in supporting the Military Health System in its goal of achieving a digital future. Dr. Denteh serves as an advisor to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Director’s Action Group Accelerator and is also a member of the National Capital Region Defense Health Network (NCR) Market Informatics Steering Committee (ISC).

Dr. Denteh enjoys teaching and mentoring graduate students pursuing higher education in the area of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics. Her research interests and areas of expertise include Research Science, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Equity, Maternal & Child Health, as well as Infectious & Chronic Diseases. Hence, receiving the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, Shining Through COVID-19 for two consecutive years during the COVID-19 pandemic in recognition of her outstanding efforts and contributions to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 response. Dr. Denteh is also an expert in using large military health systems and state databases to analyze and effectively report on injuries, disease outcomes, illnesses among civilians, veterans, active duty and beneficiaries using Statistical Analysis Software (SAS). She has an extensive international research experience in collecting and analyzing infectious and chronic disease data in clinical settings in Africa.

Representative Bibliography

Terra Vincent-Hall, PhD; Immanuel Samuel, PhD; Felicia Denteh, DrPH, MHA; Abigail Werner; Keith Hancock; W. Scott Monks, MPAS, PA-C; Raul Mirza, DO, MPH, MS, CPS/A, FACOEM; Aaron Schneiderman, PhD, MPH, RN; and Gregory Wolf, MPH. Investigating relationships between occupational jet fuel exposure in the military and pursuit and success rate of disability compensation claims after separation. American College of Toxicology. International Journal of Toxicology. 2023;42(1):63-102. doi:10.1177/10915818221143638

Basch, C.H., Yin, J., Kollia, B., Adedokun, A., Trusty S., Yeboah F., Fung, I. C. (2018). Public online information about tinnitus: A cross-sectional study of YouTube videos. Noise and Health, 20:1-8. DOI: 10.4103/nah.NAH_32_17

Chopak-Foss, J. & Yeboah, F. (2017). Increasing breastfeeding duration and exclusivity in a sample of rural women: A pilot study. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(3):337- 34. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.6.305

Denteh Yeboah, F., Trueblood, A. Linking It All Together: Data Integration for Safety Research and Outreach. Oral presentation at: 2021 Texas Traffic Safety Conference, Virtual. July 16, 2021.

Felicia Yeboah, Haruna Miyakado and Aisha Spinks. 2019 Texas Submersion Data. Presented at: Texas Emergency Medical Services Webinar. Austin, Texas. September 30, 2020.