Professor Adongo is a Medical Anthropologist with a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His is a Professor of Health Behavior in the Department Social and Behavioral Science, School of Public Health, University of Ghana. He held Adjunct position in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York and a Research Professor position at the College of Global Public Health, New York University, New York. He was a visiting Erasmus Mundus Scholar in the Department of International Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2004 to 2006.
Over the years his research spans the domains of health behavior and knowledge translation, health system research, implementation research, infectious disease, reproductive health, and maternal and child health. He has worked extensively in designing, implementing and evaluating social aspects of health programs in Africa.
He has consulted for several international and national institutions and organizations including UNICEF Ghana, University of Tulane Centre for Global Health, West African Buruli Ulcer Group, Ministry of Health-Ghana and Population Council-Ghana, Accra. Nationally he has served on several committees: advisory committee member for the Newborn Home Intervention Trial from 2007-2010; Member, National Immunization Technical Advisory Committee-Ghana; Chairperson- committee to review the National Health Promotion Policy; and chairperson for the accreditation of programmes in Public Health for Academic Institutions. Internationally, he is the President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA) and the Vice President of the World Federation of Academics in Global Health (WFAGH) and a founding member of Global Network for Academics Public Health (GNAPH).