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Godfred Boateng

Godfred Boateng

Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Health

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Dr. Godfred Boateng is an assistant professor at the School of Global Health, director of the Global and Environmental Health Lab, and a faculty fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University. 

Dr. Boateng is an expert in the design and application of culturally relevant scalable methodologies to study the multidimensional factors and processes that shape health and health equity across spatial scales (household, community, institutional, national) and how they can be promoted and sustained. His research program is transdisciplinary and focuses on resource insecurity, health, and sustainable livelihoods; the socio-ecological determinants of cardiometabolic conditions in aging adults; social inequity in health systems; quantitative data analysis methods and survey scale development; and COVID-19 related health effects. Dr. Boateng’s research in these areas has been critical in transforming the understanding of the key social and structural determinants of health among vulnerable populations, including women, infants, children, and older adults. 

Dr. Boateng’s research is supported through both internal and external funding sources from the United States Health Resources & Service Administration, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute of Transportation and Communities, and York University. 

Dr. Boateng is an academic editor at PloS ONE; a guest associate editor in Life-Course Epidemiology and Social Inequalities in Health for the Frontiers in Public Health; a review editor for the Frontiers in Psychology, specifically Quantitative Psychology and Measurement; and the lead associate editor for a special issue, “Measuring Health Inequities among Vulnerable Populations – 2nd Edition,” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Prior to joining York University, Dr. Boateng worked as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (2019-2022) and as a postdoctoral fellow in global health at Harvard University (2018-2019), Northwestern University (2016-2018), and Cornell University (2016). He received his PhD in sociology in 2016 from Western University, London, Ontario. He holds an MPhil degree in sociology from the University of Ghana, which consisted of a one-year scholarship at UiT, the Artic University of Norway (Universitetet I Tromsø), with additional training in peace, health, and medical work.

Research keywords:

Global health; environmental health; aging and health; planetary health; health systems; health equity


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