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Global &Environmental 

Health Lab

An Urban Slum in Accra, Ghana
RisWIS Enumerators
Focus Group Discussions
In-depth Interview

Preliminary Data Collection in Urban Slums in Ghana and Kenya Completed.

Preliminary data collection on Resource insecurity and Well-being in Informal Settlements (RisWIS) have been completed in Ghana and Kenya through funding support from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Notre Dame. 

Data Collection to Begin on Energy Insecurity in Colombia.

Starting early next year, Dr. Boateng of UT Arlington and Dr. Diego Lucumi of Universidad de los Andes will start preliminary data collection in three sites across Colombia on energy insecurity, health and sustainable livelihoods. IRB approval have been received from both universities. 


Global and 


Health Lab

News and Announcement

News and Announcement

Multilevel Multidimensional Scale for Measuring Housing insecurity has been published in Lancet Global Health. 

The first report of the RisWIS study in Ghana has been published in the Lancet Global Health. Drs. Boateng and Adams presented the final output of the scale measuring housing insecurity at the 13th Annual Global Health Conference by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. The abstract was selected by Lancet Global Health for publication. The full paper is being considered for publication at Cities.  

Data Collection for the RisWIS Study will begin Mid-April 2022 in Malawi.Funded by the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, data collection for the RisWIS Study will start in Malawi in Mid-April. The funding will support survey, Focus Group Discussions, and in-depth interviews across three slums and informal settlements (Kauma, Mtandire, Chinsapo) in the capital city of Lilongwe.