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UT Arlington | Department of Kinesiology |  Global and Environmental Health Lab

Bachelor of Science in Public Health



Have conducted research on the determinants of low birthweight in Ghana and the relationship between antenatal care and intimate partner violence in Nigeria


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Kelly Duron

Jasmine Rodriguez


Roseanne Schuster

Assistant Research Scientist                                                                                          Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Areas of expertise: Monitoring, evaluation, and learning; nutrition, food, and water security; health systems and community health workers; maternal and child health; refugee health; community-based participatory research

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University of Notre Dame



Dozie Okoye

Associate Professor of Economics                                                                                          Dalhousie University


UT Arlington | Department of Kinesiology |  Global and Environmental Health Lab

Bachelor of Applied Science – BASc, Public Health


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Ellis Adjei Adams

Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental PolicyUniversity of Notre Dame

Areas of expertise: Environmental policy; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water policy and governance; gender, water, and development; cities; political ecology; sub-Saharan Africa

Ellis Adjei Adams is an assistant professor of geography and environmental policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He is affiliated with Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative and the Eck Institute for Global Health.

Karin Wachter

Assistant Professor of Social Work.                       Arizona State University

DTPHX Campus                  Mailcode 3920

Karin Wachter's goal is to generate applied research for local, national, and international practitioners and policy makers to alleviate the psychosocial consequences of forced migration and violence against women.  

Dr. Wachter worked for 10 years as a humanitarian aid worker focused on violence against women and girls in war and displacement, primarily in African contexts. Since returning to academia, she has worked with U.S.-based refugee resettlement agencies as an evaluator and researcher. Dr. Wachter served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Trainer in Mauritania in the late 1990s.

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Dr. Roseanne Schuster is a global nutrition and public health professional. As Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the Global Impact Collaboratory, she is dedicated to increasing the impact of research and programming through innovative, cost-effective, and culturally responsive evaluation and learning. She has a decade of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs seeking to improve health and environmental and social wellbeing. 

Areas of expertise: Economic Growth and Development, History and Economic Development in Africa, Macroeconomics, Human Capital and Technology Adoption, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics.

Department of Economics
Dalhousie University
6214 University Avenue
Dr. Dozie Okoye is an Associate Professor of Economics at Dalhousie University. He is an macroeconomist interested in problems of economic growth and development. His research addresses the contributions of schooling, technological change, brain drain, interpersonal trust, and historical missionary activity, to economic development. 

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School of Social Work


Dr. Baiden became an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington in September 2017 where he continues to teach and conduct research. As a committed collaborator, Dr. Baiden has strong skills in working with large secondary datasets, designing and conducting rigorous intervention research, and evaluating the impact of social intervention programs that seeks to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents. 

Currently, Dr. Baiden’s work is funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) where he is the Principal Investigator on a project to develop and test transportation barriers scale and its impact on mental health among at-risk/homeless youth and emerging adults in North Texas.

Areas of expertise: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), Suicide research and prevention, Adolescent health risk behaviors, Adolescent mental health, Social determinants of health, At-risk and vulnerable populations, Big data, and International social work research.

Philip Baiden

Assistant Professor of Social Work                                                                                      School of Social Work, University of Texas, Arlington

Community Health & Primary Care


Areas of expertise: Monitoring, evaluation, and learning; nutrition, food, and water security; health systems and community health workers; maternal and child health; refugee health; community-based participatory research

Dr. Balogun is a Public Health physician with focus on Reproductive Health and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Over the years, she has gathered significant teaching, research and mentoring experience. She has carried out previous research work on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, human papillomavirus/cervical cancer and the application of mobile health to address health challenges of mothers and children. 

Currently, she is the site Principal Investigator in Lagos, Nigeria for an on-going global research, involving 20+ countries, to develop and validate a novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity; a project in collaboration with researchers in Northwestern University, Illinois, USA and funded by the Leverhulme Foundation Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) 2.02 Grant. She has won and managed 2 research grants and has 40 publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals.


Department of Anthropology



Postdoctoral Researcher


Department of Anthropology & Global Health, Northwestern University



       Water security, Infrastructure development, Maternal & child health


Dr. Patrick Owuor is currently researching the impact of development induced displacement on the biological, psychosocial, and physical health effects on households in Kenya. 

Diego Iván Lucumí Cuesta

Associate Professor

Director of Research and Consulting                        School of Government, Los Andes University

Areas of expertise: research focuses on the intersection of forced migration, violence against women, and social support.  Drawing from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, feminist and postcolonial theories, and a practice-orientated perspective,

Areas of expertise: research focuses on the Social inequalities in health, Cardiovascular health and disease, Health behaviors, Public Health Surveillance, and Local public health management.

Dr. Mobolanle Balogun

College of Medicine                                                                                                  University of Lagos | Unilag

Doctor from El Bosque University, Master in Public Health from Universidad del Valle and Doctor in Health Behaviors and Health Education from the University of Michigan. Currently, professor at the School of Government and coordinator of the Master's in Public Health and the Director for Research and Consulting

School of Government                        Los Andes University

Dr. Sylvia Esther Gyan

Senior Lecturer in Sociology


Areas of Expertise: Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, family demography, and gender and work. 

Sylvia’s research over the years has focused on vulnerable populations, particularly women and adolescent girls in Ghana. In her research, she identifies how adolescents and women in vulnerable situations develop resilience. 

Sylvia has been involved in interdisciplinary research using quantitative and quantitative approach to conduct research. She also has years of experience of teaching, supervising and mentoring tertiary students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida, Tampa in 2018 and is currently an Affiliate Assistant Professor with the College of Public Health.


UT Arlington | Department of Kinesiology |  Global and Environmental Health Lab

I am a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Broadcast communications.


I am currently working with Dr. Boateng on translating in-depth interviews, Focus Group Discussions, and interviews with community leaders in Ghana from Akan to the English language as part of the RisWIS study.


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Yvonne Gyimah

Norwich Medical School


Dr. Stella T. Lartey

Lecturer in Health Economics, Norwich Medical School

Member, Norwich Epidemiology Centre

Areas of Expertise: Obesity, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, equity in healthcare, quality of life, economic evaluations, program impact evaluation, aging and health, health systems research. 

Dr. Lartery specialises in health economics and epidemiology. She is a member of the Health Economics and Prioritisation team and lecturer in Health Economics with the Health Economics Group at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She has a primary focus of creating sustainable access to healthcare and building effectiveness and efficiency improvements into interventions targeted at ageing populations and those affected by obesity and non-communicable diseases. 


UT Arlington | Department of Kinesiology |  Global and Environmental Health Lab

I am a Sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health & Bachelor of Science in Biology. I hold an Associate of Science degree in Health Science. 



I am currently working with Dr. Boateng on a literature review that synthesizes the effect of food insecurity across the lifecourse. I am interested in global public health research.

Dr. Patrick M. Owuor

Postdoctoral Fellow, 

York University, Toronto, Canada

University of Ghana, Legon