Nat Quansah, PhD

A botanist by training and an ethnobotanist by profession, Nat has a PhD in pteridology from the University of London, Goldsmiths College, and an MS in botany, a BS Honors, and a diploma in education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Since 2008, he has served as academic director for the Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems summer program. He also served as academic director for the SIT program Tanzania: Zanzibar — Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management in 2013–14. Nat researches, advises, and lectures on a wide range of topics including integrated healthcare, traditional medicine, biological and cultural diversity conservation, sustainable resource use, and rural development. He has developed an integrated healthcare system approach to healthcare development and bio-cultural diversity conservation. His work has consistently involved local and international public education through radio and TV documentaries and popular/scientific publications. He was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2000.

Education

  • PhD, University of London
  • MS, University of Cape Coast
  • BS, University of Cape Coast
Nat Quansah, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

MADAGASCAR: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (Fall 2019)

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Academic Director

MADAGASCAR: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

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