Meet Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu, The Youngest Ghanaian Woman To Hold A PhD

Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu is A U.S. based Ghanaian PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman, a leading global aerospace, and security company.


She received her Ph.D in Information Systems from UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) with a dissertation research investigating brain fitness games as an intervention for the age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults.

In English, her research looked into how certain games that need a lot of thinking through can be used to help old people who tend to lose the ability to reason. You know when they say old people think like babies? Yeah.. she doesn’t want old people to think like babies.

If you didn’t get this explanation too, then please track her down yourself.



Gloria, who is just 27 years old, completed her first degree at Valley View University and later relocated to the United States to further her education.


Coming from a family keen on education and excellence in life, Dr. Opoku-Boateng Osardu finds great joy in the pursuit of knowledge and its application to understanding human cognition.

With a vast interest in technology and research, she’s worked with the likes of IBM, Google and other high profile tech companies as a User Experience (UX) Research Scientist.

Throughout her time at UMBC, Dr. Opoku-Boateng received scholarships and grants from IBM, Google, LinkedIn and Xerox, and participated in several conferences, including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference, AMIA conference for informatics professionals, engineering-focused Global Students Forum, and Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology.

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