Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Public Health Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology.
International Olympic Committee Working Group on the Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sport.
International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee (2014-18).
World Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Safeguarding Committee Chair.
International Blind Sports Federation (ISBA) Medical Committee.
Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH, received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed Physiatry residency at the University of Maryland and an Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York. Currently, Dr. Tuakli is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Public Health and a Physiatrist at Core Medical Group. As a clinician, she treats patients with common orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, non-surgically, using a tailored combination of exercise prescriptions, regenerative therapies such as stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and natural remedies. As a Physiatrist, she believes in the body’s ability to heal itself through personalized conservative care. Dr. Tuakli is also active in the local and international sports community, focusing on athletes with disabilities, and athletes who have experienced trauma. She represented Ghana as a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) medical committee from 2014-2018, and in 2015, Dr. Tuakli was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Working Group for the Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sport. She was named Chair of the World Obstacle Course Racing Safeguarding Committee, and appointed to the International Blind Sports Federation Medical Committee in 2018. For her IPC work, the Sports Writer’s Association of Ghana named her 2014’s “best sports physician.” As a post-collegiate athlete, she represented Ghana internationally in the women’s long jump. Dr. Tuakli’s goal is to combine her clinical, scientific, advocacy and athletic work to empower lay people and vulnerable groups (including persons who have experienced trauma and persons with disabilities) to take charge of their health through natural therapies, sports and movement. She has spoken to diverse audiences about nutrition, sports injuries, adapted sports and how to prevent and/or rehabilitate from injuries using a holistic approach. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.