Isaac Luginaah

Distinguished University Professor
Canada Research Chair, Health Geography
Graduate Chair

Isaac Luginaah

Contact Information

Office: Room 1409, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 86944
Personal Website

Research Areas

Geography of Health and Health Care; Environment and Health; Advanced Studies in Environment, Development & Health

Research Interests

My broad area of research interest includes environment and health, population health and GIS applications in health. My work involves an integrative understanding of the broad determinants of the population health and the evidence of environment and health linkages. I am specifically interested in the human health impacts of environmental exposure and recent work in this area involves examining the links between ambient air quality and health in Southwestern Ontario. I am also involved in HIV/AIDS research in Africa, specifically Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.


GEO 2430 – Public Health and Environment

GEO 3431 – Geography of Health and Health Care

GEO 9107 – Environment and Health

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • D. Amoak (Current) Political ecology, health geographies, transnationalism and disaster risk reduction, land use planning, environmental change
  • E. Batung (joint-supervised) (Current) Climate change and rural livelihood dynamics among smallholder farmers in semi-arid Africa
  • O. Ishola (Current) Gender, environment and food insecurity in Northern Nigeria
  • K. Mohammed (joint-supervised) (Current) Participatory community mapping of forest ecosystem services, carbon stock and food security in Africa
  • E. Huner (joint-supervised) (2021) Participatory Knowledge of Motion: Ezhianishinaabebimaadiziyaang mii sa ezhianishinaabeaadisokeyaang. The way in which we live, that is the way we write stories
  • D. Kpienbaareh (joint-supervised) (2021) Agroecology, Ecosystem Services and Crop Health and Productivity: A Participatory Geospatial Analysis in Northern Malawi
  • R. Ragetlie (2021) Food Insecurity in the Agrarian Household: An Analysis of Gendered Identity, Conjugal Dynamics, and Coping in Northwestern Benin
  • R. Antabe (joint-supervised) (2020) HIV Vulnerability and Resilience among Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) men in London, Ontario, Canada
  • M. Kansanga (2020) The impact of participatory agroecology on food security, nutrition and gender equality in Malawi
  • K. Atuoye (2019) Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Tanzania: Qualifying the Food Security and Human Health Impacts
  • S. Vercillo (joint-supervised) (2018) The Differentiation of Smallholer Farming and Household Food Responsibilities in Northern Ghana
  • S. Mason (2017) Emerging Views of the Rural Landscape in Ontario: A Case Study of the Siting of a Regional Biosolid Processing Facility in Southgate Township
  • L. Osei (joint-supervised) (2017) Poverty, Unemployment, and Youth Empowerment in Africa Mining Communities: The Case of Ghana
  • E. Andoniou (2016) Probiotic Yoghourt for Health, Nutrition and Women's Empowerment in Kenya: A Community-based Approach
  • M. Ung (2016) Assessing Climate Change Adaptation and Health in Coastal Cambodia
  • F. Armah (2015) Environment and human health risk assessment in Tanzania
  • V. Kuuire (joint-supervised) (2015) Impacts of Transnational Activities on Immigrant Integration: A look at Transnational Activities and Housing Consumption Patterns in Canada
  • J. Tobias (joint-supervised) (2015) "We are the Land": Researching Environmental Repossession with Anishinaabe Elders
  • T. Oiamo (joint-supervised) (2014) Environment and Health Impacts in the Vicinity of Major Traffic Pollution: A Comparison of Relocates and Non-Relocates
  • J. Dixon (2014) The Impact of Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme in the Upper West Region: Helping the Poor or Leaving them Behind
  • P. Mkandawire (2011) Vulnerability of Adolescent Orphans in HIV Infection in Malawi
  • O. Atari (2009) Community Health Study in Sarnia, Chemical Valley, Ontario

Masters Students

  • S. Bradshaw (Current) T.B.D.
  • D. Kosmack (Current) The legalization of non-medical cannabis: A story told by Ontario print media
  • S. Saaka (Current) T.B.D.
  • Q. Talbot (Current) Understanding the Challenges and Resilience among Visible Minority Essential Workers
  • E. Batung (2021) Climate Change Vulnerability and Perceived Resilience Among Smallholder Farmers in the Upper West Region of Ghana
  • K. Mohammed (2021) Impacts Of Climate Change On Food Security And Smallholder Livelihoods In Northern Ghana
  • G. Bruser (2020) The Geospatial Patterns of Adherence to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Kampala, Uganda
  • B. Ziegler (2020) Timing and utilization of antenatal care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi
  • B. Bigirimana (2019) Community health, Maternal health and Mental health
  • I. Konkor (2019) Housing and urbanization
  • F. Anfaara (2018) Health Perceptions of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Transmission in Upper West Region of Ghana
  • J. Tjhin (2018) Space-Time Analysis of Breast Cancer in Middlesex County Between 2003 and 2013
  • J. Were (joint-supervised) (2018) Adolescent Health
  • J. Baada (2017) A gendered perspective on the lived experiences of migrant women farmers in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana
  • J. Braimah (2017) CHPS and Maternal Health in U/WR
  • C. Thayer (2017) Exploring women's perceptions and experiences of 'home' as a place of birth in London, Ontario
  • R. Antabe (joint-supervised) (2016) Environment and Health Perceptions in the Vicinity of Surface Mining Concessions in the Upper West Region of Ghana
  • H. Woods (2016) The Contribution of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) to Community Sustainability and Health in the Upper West Region of Ghana
  • K. Atuoye (2015) Relationship between Household Food Insecurity and Health in the Upper West Region of Ghana
  • E. Eyles (2015) An economic and locational analysis of probiotic yogurt kitchens in Mwanza, Tanzania
  • J. Kangmennaang (2015) Impact of Agroecology Adoption, Migration and Remittance Receipt on Household Welfare
  • G. Tuyisenge (2015) Mothers' Perceptions and Experiences of Accessing Maternal Health Care : Exploring the Role of Community Health Workers and Continuing Professional Development in Rwanda
  • F. Mambulu (joint-supervised) (2014) Agricultural Interventions as a Means to Food Security: Experiences of HIV/AIDS affected Household
  • A. Rishworth (2014) Women's navigation of reproductive care in the context of Ghana's National Health)
  • S. Mason (2013) Upgrade from Master's Program to PhD Program
  • E. Chilanga (joint-supervised) (2013) Assessing the Impact of Nutrition Education on Gender Roles and Child Care in Northern Malawi
  • V. Kuuire (joint-supervised) (2011) Food Security Situation of Migrant Farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana
  • T. Oiamo (2011) Upgrade from Master's Program to PhD Program
  • J. Tobias (joint-supervised) (2010) Embodied political ecologies of health: Examining the relationship between alcohol misuse and hepatitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana
  • R. Wasley (2009) HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ukraine: Examining the Attitudes and Perceptions of State Orphans in Internaty
  • J. Howson (2009) Socioeconomic determinants of health and diabetes mellitus: Understanding relationships at the neighbourhood level in London, Canada
  • M. Whaling (2008) Assessing community perceptions of the likely impact of a probiotic yogurt project on community relations and health in Mahina District, Mwanza Tanzania
  • B. Curry (2008)Geographies of Infant Feeding Decisions
  • E. Andoniou (2007)Predictors of sexual behaviour change among men in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nigeria
  • A. Khurshid (2007) Perceived health effects of a Chemical Valley: a perusal of Sarnia, Ontario
  • K. Smith (2006) Contaminated Therapeutic Landscape: Perceptions of the Aamjiwnaang First Nations
  • T. Landry (2004) Community strategies for HIV/AIDS care and support in Nyanza, Kenya (University of Windsor
  • C. Wills (2003)Association of ambient air pollution levels with respiratory hospitalization in Windsor, Ontario University of Windsor
  • Y. Li (2002) Association between variations in newborn length of stay and readmission rate in the 49 counties of Ontario University of Windsor


Refereed Journals

Ngabonzima, A., Kenyon, C., Kpienbaareh, D., Luginaah, I., Mukunde, G., Hategeka, C. & Cechetto, D. F. (2021). Developing and implementing a model of equitable distribution of mentorship in districts with spatial inequities and maldistribution of human resources for maternal and newborn care in Rwanda. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 1-12.

Mohammed, K*., Batung, E*., Kansanga, M*., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Livelihood diversification strategies and resilience to climate change in semi-arid northern Ghana. Climatic Change, 164(3), 1-23.

Mkandawire, P., Kangmennaang, J*., Walker, C., Antabe, R*., Atuoye, K*. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Pregnancy intention and gestational age at first antenatal care visit in Lesotho. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 15 (1), 1-11.

Husbands, W., Etowa, J., Oakes, W., Omorodion, F., Luginaah, I., Etowa, E., ... & Wong, J. P. H. (2021). Advancing research for HIV prevention among African, Caribbean and Black men: Protocol for a multisite cross-sectional study in Ontario (weSpeak study). Medicine, 100(18).

Ragetlie, R*., Hounkpatin, W. A. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Community perceptions of gendered alcohol misuse in a food insecure context: The case northwestern Benin. Social Science & Medicine, 114016.

Kansanga, M. M*., Kerr, R. B., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Does participatory farmer-to-farmer training improve the adoption of sustainable land management practices?. Land Use Policy, 108, 105477.

Etowa, J., Loemba, H., Husbands, W., Wong, J., Omorodion, F., Luginaah, I., Etowa, E. & Ghose, B. (2021). Factors Associated with Condom Knowledge, Attitude, and Use among Black Heterosexual Men in Ontario, Canada. The Scientific World Journal, 2021.

Boateng, G. O., Lartey, S. T., Baiden, P., Si, L., Biritwum, R. B., Kowal, P., Magnussen, C.G., Ben Taleb, Z., Palmer, A. J. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Measuring Hypertension Progression with Transition Probabilities: Estimates from the WHO SAGE Longitudinal Study. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 304.

Atuoye, K. N*., Luginaah, I., Hambati, H. & Campbell, G. (2021). Who are the losers? Gendered-migration, climate change, and the impact of large scale land acquisitions on food security in coastal Tanzania. Land Use Policy, 101, 105154.

Antabe, R*., Sano, Y., Anfaara, W. F*., & Luginaah, I. (2021). “Reducing HIV Misconceptions among Males and Females in Malawi: Are We Making Progress?” AIDS Care, 33(3), 408-412.

Bagambe, P. G*., Umubyeyi, A. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Effect of pregnancy intention on the timing and sustained use of antenatal care services in Rwanda. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 25(1).

Kpienbaareh, D*., Sun, X., Wang, J., Luginaah, I., Bezner Kerr, R., Lupafya, E. & Dakishoni, L. (2021). Crop Type and Land Cover Mapping in Northern Malawi Using the Integration of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, and PlanetScope Satellite Data. Remote Sensing, 2021, 13, 700.

Kansanga, M. M*., Sano, Y., Bayor, I., Braimah, J. A., Nunbogu, A. M. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Determinants of food insecurity among elderly people: findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Ageing & Society, 1-15.

Bruser, G*., Katasi, R., Zhang, L. Z., Namasinga, M., Arts, E., Kityo, C. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Failure is not an option: Barriers to HIV treatment adherence in Kampala, Uganda. Health & Place, 67, 102481.

Antabe, R*., Konkor, I*., McIntosh, M., Lawson, E., Husbands, W., Wong, J., Arku, G. & Luginaah, I. (2021). “I went in there, had a bit of an issue with those folks.” Everyday Challenges of Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Men in Accessing HIV/AIDS Services in London, Ontario. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-14.

Kansanga, M. M*., Dinko, D. H., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Arku, G. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Scalar politics and black markets: The political ecology of illegal rosewood logging in Ghana. Geoforum, 119, 83-93.

Konkor, I*., Antabe, R*., Mkandawire, P., McIntosh, M. D., Lawson, E. S., Husbands, W., Wong, J. & Luginaah, I. (2021). Access to healthcare services among heterosexual Black men in Ontario, Canada. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 20(1), 58-75.

Gatzweiler, F., Fu, B., Rozenblat, C., Su, H. J. J., Luginaah, I., Corburn, J., ... & Zhu, Y. G. (2020). COVID-19 reveals the systemic nature of urban health globally. Cities & Health, 1-5.

Antabe, R*., Atuoye, K. N*., Kuuire, V. Z*., Sano, Y., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2020). To Move or not to Move: Community Members’ Reaction to Surface Mining Activities in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Society & Natural Resources, 33(3), 368-385.

Kpienbaareh, D*., Kansanga, M. M*., Konkor, I*. & Luginaah, I. (2020). The Rise of the Fourth Estate: The Media, Environmental Policy, and the Fight against Illegal Mining in Ghana. Environmental Communication, 15(1), 69-84.

Kpienbaareh, D*., Bezner Kerr, R., Luginaah, I., Wang, J., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L. & Shumba, L. (2020). Spatial and Ecological Farmer Knowledge and Decision-Making about Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity. Land, 9(10), 356.

Baada, J. N*., Baruah, B., & Luginaah, I. (2020). Looming crisis–changing climatic conditions in Ghana’s breadbasket: the experiences of agrarian migrants. Development in Practice, 1-14.

Anfaara, F. W*., Atuoye, K. N*., Antabe, R*., Sano, Y. & Luginaah, I. (2020). Hepatitis B knowledge among women and men in the upper west region of Ghana: What sources of health information matter?. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 35(5), 1098-1110.

Kpienbaareh, D*. & Luginaah, I. (2020). Modeling the internal structure, dynamics and trends of urban sprawl in Ghanaian cities using remote sensing, spatial metrics and spatial analysis. African Geographical Review, 39(3), 189-207.

Vercillo, S*., Weis, T. & Luginaah, I. (2020). A bitter pill: smallholder responses to the new green revolution prescriptions in northern Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 1-11.

Escobar, K. M., Sivaram, M., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Kanjeekal, S. M. & Wright, F. C. (2020). Colon cancer care of Hispanic people in California: Paradoxical barrio protections seem greatest among vulnerable populations. Journal of Public Health Research, 9(3).

Kansanga, M. M*., Mkandawire, P., Kuuire, V. & Luginaah I. (2020). Agriculture mechanization, environmental degradation, and rural change in northern Ghana. Land Degradation & Development. 31: 1422-1440.

Johnson, M., Brook, J. R., Brook, R. D., Oiamo, T. H*., Luginaah, I., Peters, P. A. & Spence, J. D. (2020). Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Carotid Plaque Burden in a Canadian City with Low-Level Ambient Pollution. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(7), e013400.

Konkor, I*., Lawson, E. S., Antabe, R*., McIntosh, M. D., Husbands, W., Wong, J. & Luginaah, I. (2020). An Intersectional Approach to HIV Vulnerabilities and Testing Among Heterosexual African Caribbean and Black Men in London, Ontario: Results From the weSpeak Study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-10.

Kansanga, M. M*., Luginaah, I., Bezner Kerr, R., Lupafya, E. & Dakishoni, L. (2020). Beyond ecological synergies: examining the impact of participatory agroecology on social capital in smallholder farming communities. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 27(1): 1-14.

Kansanga, M*., Ahmed, A., Kuusaana, E. D., Oteng-Ababio, M. & Luginaah, I. (2020). Of waste facility siting and relational geographies of place: Peri-urban landfills, community resistance and the politics of land control in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 96, 104674.

Stieb, D. M., Shutt, R. H., Kauri, L. M., Mason-Renton, S*., Chen, L., Szyszkowicz, M., Dobbin, N. A., Rigden, M., Jovic, B., Mulholland, M., Green, M. S., Liu, L., Pelletier, G., Weichenthal, S.A., Dales, R. F., Andrade, J. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Associations between air pollution and cardio-respiratory physiological measures in older adults exercising outdoors, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 1-14.

Mkandawire, P*., Atari, O*., Madut, K., Rishworth, A*. & Luginaah, I. Men’s perceptions of women’s reproductive health in South Sudan. Health and Place, 58 102157.

Kangmennaang, J*., Mkandawire, P*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Breast cancer screening among women in Namibia: explaining the effect of health insurance coverage and access to information on screening behaviours. Global Health Promotion, 26(3), 50-61.

Antabe, R*., Sano, Y., Anfaara, F. W*., Kansanga, M*., Chai, X. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Antenatal care utilization and female genital mutilation in Kenya. Sexuality & Culture, 23(3), 705-717.

Antabe, R*., Atuoye, K. N*., Sano, Y., Kuuire, V. Z*., Galaa, S. Z. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Health insurance enrolment in the Upper West Region of Ghana: Does food security matter?. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 34(4), 1621-1632.

Baada, J. N*., Baruah, B. & Luginaah, I. (2019). ‘What we were running from is what we’re facing again’: examining the paradox of migration as a livelihood improvement strategy among migrant women farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. Migration and Development, 8(3), 448-471.

Kpienbaareh, D*., Kansanga, M*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Examining the potential of open source remote sensing for building effective decision support systems for precision agriculture in resource-poor settings. GeoJournal, 84:1481–1497.

Kansanga, M. M*., Antabe, R*., Sano, Y., Mason-Renton, S*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). A feminist political ecology of agricultural mechanization and evolving gendered on-farm labor dynamics in northern Ghana. Gender, Technology and Development, 23(3), 207-233.

Quansah, R., Bend, J. R., Armah, F. A., Bonney, F., Aseidu, J., Yawson, D. O., Adu, M.O., Luginaah, I., Essumang, D. K., Abdul-Rahaman, A. & Cobbina, S. (2019). Respiratory and non-respiratory symptoms associated with pesticide management practices among farmers in Ghana’s most important vegetable hub. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(12), 716.

Ziegler, B. R*., Wray, A. J. & Luginaah, I. (2019). The ever-changing narrative: Supervised injection site policy making in Ontario, International Journal of Drug Policy, 74: 98-111.

Konkor, I*., Sano, Y., Antabe, R*., Kansanga, M*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Exposure to Mass Media Family Planning Messages among Post-Delivery Women in Nigeria: Testing the Structural Influence Model of Health Communication. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 24 (1), 18-23.9

Kpienbaareh, D*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). After the flames then what? exploring the linkages between wildfires and household food security in the northern Savannah of Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 26 (7), 612-624.

Gilliland, J. Maltby, M., Xu, X., Luginaah, I., Loebach, J. & Shah, T. (2019). Is Active Travel a Breath of Fresh Air? Examining Children’s Exposure to Air Pollution During the School Commute. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 29: 51-57.

Atuoye, K. N*., Bayne, J., Antabe, R*., Sano, Y. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Household income diversification and food security insecurity in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Social Indicators Research, 144(2), 899-920.

Kangmennaang, J*., Mkandawire, P*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Determinants of risky sexual behaviours among adolescents in Central African Republic, Eswatini and Ghana: evidence from multi-indicator cluster suveys. African Journal of AIDS Research, 18(1), 38.

Kansanga, M. M*., Arku, G. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Powers of exclusion and counter-exclusion: The political ecology of ethno-territorial customary land boundary conflicts in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 86, 12-22.

Tuyisenge, G*., Hategeka, C., Kasine, Y., Luginaah, I., Cechetto, D. & Rulisa, S. (2019). Mothers’ perceptions and experiences of using maternal health care services in Rwanda. Women & Health, 59(1), 68-84.

Vearey, J., Luginaah, I., Magitta, N. F., Shilla, D. J. & Oni, T. (2019). Urban health in Africa: a critical global public health priority. BMC Public Health, 19: 340.

Kpienbaareh, D*., Atuoye, K. N*., Ngabonzima, A., Bagambe, P. G*., Rulisa, S., Luginaah, I. & Cechetto, D. F. (2019). Spatio-temporal disparities in maternal health service utilization in Rwanda: What next for SDGs?. Social Science & Medicine, 226, 164-175.

Konkor, I*., Kansanga, M*., Sano, Y., Antabe, R*. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Community perceptions and misconceptions of motorcycle accident risks in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Travel Behaviour and Society, 15, 157-165.

Kansanga, M. M., Braimah, J., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Kyeremeh, E. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Examining the association between exposure to mass media and health insurance enrolment in Ghana. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 26(1): 11-24.

Konkor, I., Kansanga, M., Sano, Y., Atuoye, K. & Luginaah, I. (2019). Risk-taking behaviours and timing to first motorbike collision in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Journal of Transport & Health, 12: 105-114.

Atuoye, K. N., Luginaah, I., Hambati, H. & Campbell, G. (2019). Politics, economics, how about our health? Impacts of large-scale land acquisitions on therapeutic spaces and wellbeing in coastal Tanzania. Social Science & Medicine, 220: 283-291.

Kansanga, M. & Luginaah, I. (2019) Agrarian livelihoods under siege: Carbon forestry, tenure constraints and the rise of capitalist forest enclosures in Ghana. World Development, 113: 131-142.

Mkandawire, P., Atari, O., Kangmennaang, J., Arku, G., Luginaah, I. & Etowa, J. (2019). Pregnancy intention and gestational age at first antenatal care (ANC) visit in Rwanda. Midwifery68, 30-38.

Anfaara, F. W., Atuoye, K. N., Mkandawire, P. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Factors associated with voluntary testing for HBV in the upper west region of Ghana. Health & Place, 54: 85-91.

Tuyisenge, G., Hategeka, C., Kasine, Y., Luginaah, I., Cechetto, D. & Rulisa, S. (2018). Mothers’ perceptions and experiences of using maternal health care services in Rwanda. Women & Health, Forthcoming.

Kansanga, M., Andersen, P., Kpienbaareh, D., Mason-Renton, S., Atuoye, K., Sano, Y., Antabe, R. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Traditional agriculture in transition: examining the impacts of agricultural modernization on smallholder farming in Ghana under the new Green Revolution. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 1-14.

Mason‐Renton, S. A. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Conceptualizing waste as a resource: Urban biosolids processing in the rural landscape. The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe Canadien, 62(2): 266-281.

Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Atuoye, K. N., Braimah, J. A., Galaa, S. Z. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Married women’s autonomy and post-delivery modern contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of Congo. BMC Women's Health, 18(1): 49.

Bisung, E., Kangmennaang, J. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Neighborhood structural differences and women’s mental health: an empirical study in Accra, Ghana. Quality of Life Research, 27(3): 661-671.

Bezner Kerr, R. B., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Dakishoni, L., Lupafya, E., Shumba, L., Luginaah, I. & Snapp, S. S. (2018). Knowledge politics in participatory climate change adaptation research on agroecology in Malawi. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-14.

Tuyisenge, G., Hategeka, C., Luginaah, I., Babenko-Mould, Y., Cechetto, D. & Rulisa, S. (2018). Continuing professional development in maternal health care: Barriers to applying new knowledge and skills in the hospitals of Rwanda. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-8.

Mason-Renton, S. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Lasting impacts and perceived inequities: Community reappraisal of the siting of a regional biosolids processing facility in rural Ontario. Journal of Risk Research, 1-18.

Sano, Y., Sedziafa, A. P., Vercillo, S., Antabe, R. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Women’s household decision-making autonomy and safer sex negotiation in Nigeria: An analysis of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. AIDS Care, 30(2): 240-245.

Kangmennaang, J., Onyango, E. O., Luginaah, I. & Elliott, S. J. (2018). The next Sub Saharan African epidemic? A case study of the determinants of cervical cancer knowledge and screening in Kenya. Social Science & Medicine, 197: 203-212.

Kangmennaang, J., Bezner-Kerr, R. & Luginaah, I. (2018). Impact of migration and remittances on household welfare among rural households in Northern and Central Malawi. Migration and Development, 7(1): 55-71.

Kangmennaang, J., Mkandawire, P. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Breast cancer screening among women in Namibia: explaining the effect of health insurance coverage and access to information on screening behaviours. Global Health Promotion.

Kansanga, M., Atuoye, K. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Same problem, conflicting ‘truths’: rethinking the missing links in forest degradation narrativization in Ghana. African Geographical Review, 1-13.

Gorey, K. M., Hamm, C., Luginaah, I. N., Zou, G. Y. & Holowaty, E. J. (2017).  Breast cancer care in California and Ontario: Primary care protections greatest among the most socioeconomically vulnerable women living in the most underserved places. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 8(3): 127–134.

Ung, M., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G. (2017). Perceptions of climate change impacts and self-rated health in coastal Cambodia. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 74(2): 325-339.

Kangmennaang, J., R. Bezner Kerr, E. Lupafya, L. Dakishoni, M. Katundu & I. Luginaah (2017). Impact of a participatory agroecological development project on household wealth and food security in Malawi. Food Security, 9(3): 561-576.

Boateng, G. O., Adams, E. A., Boateng, M. O., Luginaah, I. N. & Taabazuing, M. M. (2017). Obesity and the burden of health risks among the elderly in Ghana: A population study. PloS one, 12(11): e0186947.

Braimah, J. A., Atuoye, K. N., Vercillo, S., Warring, C. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Debated agronomy: Public discourse and the future of biotechnology policy in Ghana. Global Bioethics, 28(1): 3-18.

Armah, F. A., Ung, M., Boamah, S. A., Luginaah, I. & Campbell, G. (2017). Out of the frying pan into the fire? Urban penalty of the poor and multiple barriers to climate change adaptation in Cambodia and Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 7(1): 69-86.

Ung, M., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G. (2017). First-Hand Experience of Extreme Climate Events and Household Energy Conservation in Coastal Cambodia. Climate and Development, 1-10.

Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Kangmennaang, J., Bezner-Kerr, R., Luginaah, I., Dakishoni, L., Lupafya, E., Shumba, L. & Katundu, M. (2017). Agroecology, improved food security and human health in semi-humid tropical Africa: participatory research with vulnerable households in Malawi. Acta Tropica, 175: 42-49.

Kuuire, V.Z., Kangmennaang, J., Atuoye, K.N., Vercillo, S., Boamah, S., Antabe, R., Amoyaw, J. A., & Luginaah, I. (2017). Timing and utilisation of antenatal care services in Nigeria and Malawi. Global Public Health, 12(6): 711-727.

Atuoye, K. N., Amoyaw, J. A., Kuuire, V. Z., Kangmennaang, J., Boamah, S. A., Vercillo, S. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Utilisation of skilled birth attendants over time in Nigeria and Malawi. Global Public Health, 12(6): 728-743.

Antabe, R., Atuoye, K. N., Kuuire, V. Z., Sano, Y., Arku, G. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Community health impacts of surface mining in the Upper West Region of Ghana: The roles of mining odors and dust. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 23(4): 798-813.

Kuuire, V.Z., Rishworth, A., Tenkorang, E.Y., Luginaah, I. & Yawson, E.A. (2017). Is the pro-poor premium exemption policy of Ghana’s NHIS eliminating health coverage disparities among the elderly? Population Research and Policy Review, 36(2): 231-249.

Atuoye, K. N., Kuuire, V. Z., Kangmennaang, J., Antabe, R. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Residential remittances and food security in the upper west region of Ghana. International Migration, 55(4): 18-34.

Mason-Renton, S. A., Luginaah, I. & Baxter, J. (2017). The community divide is more detrimental than the plant itself: Confrontational stigma and community responses to rural facility siting. The Journal of Rural and Community Development, 11(2): 22-44.

Armah, F. A., Yengoh, G. T., Ung, M., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G. (2017). The unusual suspects? Perception of underlying causes of anthropogenic climate change in coastal communities in Cambodia and Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 60(12): 2150-2173.

Atuoye, K. N. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Food as a social determinant of mental health among household heads in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Social Science & Medicine, 180: 170-180.

Kuuire, V., Mkandawire, P., Luginaah, I. and Arku, G. (2016). Abandoning land in search of farms: challenges of subsistence migrant farming in Ghana. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(2): 475-488.

Kangmennaang, J. and Luginaah, I. (2016). The influences of health insurance and access to information on prostate cancer screening among men in Dominican Republic. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, 2016.

Quansah, R., Bend, J. R., Abdul-Rahaman, A., Armah, F. A., Luginaah, I., Essumang, D. K., Iddi, S., Chevrier, J., Cobbina, S. J., Nketiah-Amponsah, E. and Adu-Kumi, S. (2016). Associations between pesticide use and respiratory symptoms: A cross-sectional study in Southern Ghana. Environmental Research, 150: 245-254.

Kuuire, V. Z., Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Abada, T. & Buzzelli, M. (2016). Impact of remittance behaviour on immigrant homeownership trajectories: An analysis of the longitudinal survey of immigrants in Canada from 2001 to 2005. Social Indicators Research, 127(3): 1135-1156.

Kangmennaang, J., Osei, L., Armah, F. A. and Luginaah, I. (2016). Genetically modified organisms and the age of (Un) reason? A critical examination of the rhetoric in the GMO public policy debates in Ghana. Futures, 83: 37-49.

Campbell, D., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Zou, G., Hamm, C. & Holowaty, E. J. (2016). Gender differences on the interacting effects of marital status and health insurance on long-term colon cancer survival in California, 1995–2014. Public Health, 140: 258-260.

Angsongna, A., Armah, F., Boamah, S., Hambati, H., Luginaah, I., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G. (2016). A systematic review of resource habitat taboos and human health outcomes in the context of global environmental change. Global Bioethics, 27(2-4): 91-111.

Thogarapalli, N., Mkandawire, P., Kangmennaang, J., Luginaah, I. & Arku, G. (2016). Gestational age at first antenatal visit in Namibia. International Journal of Public Health, 61(9): 1089-1097.

Boamah, S. A., Amoyaw, J. & Luginaah, I. (2016). Explaining the gap in antenatal care service utilization between younger and older mothers in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial Science, 48(3): 342-357.

Kuuire, V. Z., Bisung, E., Rishworth, A., Dixon, J. & Luginaah, I. (2016). Health-seeking behaviour during times of illness: a study among adults in a resource poor setting in Ghana. Journal of Public Health, 38(4): e545-e553.

Rishworth, A., Bisung, E. & Luginaah, I. (2016). “It's Like a Disease”: Women's perceptions of caesarean sections in Ghana's Upper West Region. Women and Birth, 29(6): e119-e125.

Atuoye, K. N., Vercillo, S., Antabe, R., Galaa, S. Z. & Luginaah, I. (2016). Financial sustainability versus access and quality in a challenged health system: an examination of the capitation policy debate in Ghana. Health Policy and Planning, 31(9): 1240-1249.

Gorey, K. M., Bartfay, E., Kanjeekal, S. M., Wright, F. C., Hamm, C., Luginaah, I. N., Zou, G., Holowaty, E. J., Richter, N. L. and Balagurusamy, M. K. (2016). Palliative chemotherapy among people living in poverty with metastasised colon cancer: facilitation by primary care and health insurance. British Medical Journal: Supportive & Palliative Care, bmjspcare-2015.

Kuuire, V. Z., Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Buzzelli, M. & Abada, T. (2016). Obligations and expectations: Perceived relationship between transnational housing investment and housing consumption decisions among Ghanaian immigrants in Canada. Housing, Theory and Society, 33(4): 445-468.

Mason-Renton, S. A. and Luginaah, I. (2016). Interfering with therapeutic tranquility: Debates surrounding biosolid waste processing in rural Ontario. Health and Place, 41: 42-49.

Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Mambulu, F. N., Bezner-Kerr, R., Luginaah, I. and Lupafya, E. (2016). Agroecology and sustainable food systems: Participatory research to improve food security among HIV-affected households in northern Malawi. Social Science & Medicine, 164: 89-99.

Armah, F. A., Boamah, S. A., Quansah, R., Obiri, S. and Luginaah, I. (2016). Working conditions of male and female artisanal and small-scale goldminers in Ghana: Examining existing disparities. The Extractive Industries and Society, 3(2): 464-474.

Kangmennaang, J., Mkandawire, P. and Luginaah, I (2016). What prevents men aged 40–64 years from prostate cancer screening in Namibia? Journal of Cancer Epidemiology.

Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Atuoye, K. N., Hussey, L., Bayne J., Galaa, Z. S., Mkandawire, P., and Luginaah, I. (2016). Persistent misconceptions about HIV transmission among males and females in Malawi. BMC International Health and Human Rights. DOI 10.1186/s12914-016-0089-8.

Kuuire, V.Z, Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Buzzelli, M. & Abada, T. (2016). Transnationalism-Integration Nexus: Examining the relationship between transnational housing investment and homeownership status in Canada. Geoforum, 75: 168-179.

Luginaah, I., Kangmennaang, J. Fallah, M., Dahn, B., Kateh, F. and Nyenswah, T. (2016). Timing and utilization of antenatal care services in Liberia: Understanding the pre-Ebola epidemic context. Social Science and Medicine, 160: 75-86.

Haji-Jama, S., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Zou, G. Y., Hamm, C. and Holowaty, E. J. (2016). Breast cancer survival among women of color: Multiplicative disadvantage of being inadequately insured and living in poor or near poor neighborhoods. Cancer Control, 23(2): 157-162. 

Armah, F. A., Boamah, S. A., Quansah, R., Obiri, S. and Luginaah, I. (2016). Unsafe occupational health behaviors: Understanding mercury-related environmental health risks to artisanal gold miners in Ghana. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 4: 29 -

Bezner Kerr, R., Chilanga, E., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Luginaah, I. and Lupafya, E. (2016).  Integrated agriculture and nutrition programs to address child care and nutrition in northern Malawi. BMC Public Health, 16: 1197. 

Chapters in Books

Bisung, E*., Dixon, J.* & Luginaah, I. (2018). Development: the past, present and future contributions of health geography. In Routledge Handbook of Health Geography (pp. 42-49). Routledge.

Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Hickey, C., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L., Bezner-Kerr, R., Nyirenda, B., Nkhonya, Z., Luginaah, I., Katundu, M. & Gondwe, G. (2017). A farmer-to-farmer agroecological approach to addressing food security in Malawi. In T. Wakeford, M. Chang 30 and C. Anderson (Eds.). Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system (pp. 121-136). Coventry University, United Kingdom.

Mason, S. A., Walker, C., Baxter, J. & Luginaah, I. (2016). Reflections on praxis. In Fenton, N. E., & Baxter, J. (Eds.), Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies (pp. 54-72). Routeledge: London.

Armah, F. A., Luginaah, I., Hambati, H., Chuenpagdee, R. & Campbell, G. (2016) Evaluating Differences in Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation Between the Poor and Nonpoor in Coastal Tanzania. In Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation (pp. 365-388). Springer International Publishing.

Bezner-Kerr, R., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L., Shumba, L. & Luginaah, I. (2016). Building resilience in African smallholder farming communities through farmer-led agroecological methods. In N. Sekhar (Ed.). Climate Change and Agricultural Development: Improving Resilience Through Climate Smart Agriculture, Agroecology and Conservation (p.109-130). London: Routledge.