Dr. Frank Baiden graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1998. He undertook postgraduate training at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases in 2012. He holds a certificate in research ethics from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Baiden is a WHO-trained clinical trialist and has consulted for various international health agencies. Between 2005 and 2008, he was Technical Officer at the World Health Organisation. He is currently head of Epidemiology at the Ensign College of Public Health. He is also an adjunct senior lecturer at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. His area of speciality is malaria and other infectious tropical diseases.
His work in malaria has included consultancies for major international organisations including WHO, PATH and FIND. In 2011, he was awarded the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship for his work on incorporating test-based management of malaria within the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI). He is currently head of epidemiology at the Ensign College of Public Health. He is also a member of the Ethics Research Committee of the Ghana Health Service and the Editorial Board, BMC Health Services Research. He has published extensively on various issues in infectious disease and global health.