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Dr. Stephen Boateng, Pharm.D, RPH

Sickle Cell 101

Dr. Stephen Boateng is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. As a pharmacist by training, his passion in healthcare stems from his sister living with sickle cell disease and him being a sickle cell trait carrier.


Dr. Boateng’s current research focus area is in sickle cell trait and health equity programs aimed at improving the quality of care and access for sickle cell patients globally. Outside his role as a researcher, he also provides clinical expertise as a medical writer/editor for sickle cell 101 and is the co-host of The Sickle Cell Podcast.


He has completed a clinical rotation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN with a major focus on sickle cell and hematology. 


Dr. Boateng graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and a Postdoctoral Commercial Fellow at Bayer.


Dr. Boateng enjoys soccer is currently a coach at the New York Red Bulls working within the Training Programs Division in New Jersey.