Isaac LuginaahWestern Social Science
  • convocation

    Convocation 2015: Congratulations Dr. Armah and Germaine Tuyisenge

  • AAG

    AAG 2014: Tampa, Florida:

    AAG 2014: Tampa, Florida

  • Isaac Royal Scholar

    Dr. Luginaah named inaugural member of "The College"

  • Malawi Focus Groups

    Malawi: Focus Groups

  • Ghana

    Ghana: Maternal Health

  • Biosolid Land Application

    Southern Ontario: Biosolid Fertilizer Land Application

  • Cambodia

    Cambodia: Coastal Environmental Changes

  • Aamjiwnaang First Nations

    Aamjiwnaang First Nations: Talfourd Creek Contamination


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.

Lab News 

July 24, 2017 - Congratulations to Joseph Braimah on the successful defence of his Masters! Good luck with your doctoral studies at Queens!

July 2, 2017 - Kilian and Sarah presented papers at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Angers, France.

May 23, 2017 - Congratulations to Sarah Mason-Renton for successfully defending her PhD Dissertation and for being awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship this year at UBC! 

April 4 - 9, 2017 - EH&H members, Isaac, Roger, Moses, Joseph, Sarah, Jenny, Lydia, Florence and Jemima, presented papers at the American Association of Geographers Meeting in Boston, MA

April 4, 2017 - Sarah presented at the Water Environment Association of Ontario conference in Ottawa

December 14, 2016 - Congratulations to both Hannah Woods (MSc) and Ellena Andoniou (PhD) on the successful defense of their dissertations this week! 

October 29, 2016 - The EH&H lab had great representation at the CAGOnt Annual Meeting with Roger, Joseph, Sarah, Lydia, Jenny and Sierra all presenting. 

September 2016 - Roger will be returning to the EH&H lab as a doctoral student. We also welcome Moses Kansanga (PhD), Florence Anfaara (MA), and Rosalind Ragetlie (MA) to the EH&H team! 

July 2016 - Roger Antabe successfully defended his masters thesis Congratulations! 

July 1, 2016 - Dr. Luginaah is now Acting Chair of the Geography Department.  

July 1, 2016 - Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Oiamo (EH&H Alumni) on your new position as Assistant Professor at Ryerson University! 

May 27, 2016 - Congratulations to Mengieng Ung for successfully defending her doctoral thesis! 

May 2016 - Congratulations to Sierra Vercillo for winning the SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship! 

May 2016 - Welcome Jenny Tjihn to the EH&H lab as a new MA student! 

April 11, 2016 - Sarah was an invited speaker at the Water Environment Association of Ontario's Annual Meeting

April 2, 2016 - Sarah and Isaac attended the AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 

January 1, 2016 - The EH&H lab welcomes Jemima Baada as a new Masters student. 


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Recent Publications

Stieb, D. M., Shutt, R., Kauri, L., Mason, S., Chen, L. Szyszkowicz, M. ... Luginaah, I. (2017). Cardiorespiratory effects of air pollution in a panel study of outdoor physical activity and health in rural older adults. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(4), 365-364. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000954

Mason-Renton, S. A., Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. (2016). Community Divide as more Detrimental than the Plant Itself: Confrontational Stigma and Community Responses to Rural Facility Siting. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 11(2), 22-44.

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. Forthcoming.

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. Forthcoming.

Amoyaw, J. A.and Luginaah, I. Residential spaces and timing of sexual behaviour in Nigeria. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Forthcoming.

Angsongna, A, Armah, A.F, Boamah, S, Hambati, H, Luginaah, I, Chuenpagdee, R, and Campbell, G. A systematic review of resource habitat taboos and human health outcomes in the context of global environmental change. Global Bioethics. Forthcoming.

Thogarapalli, N., Mkandawire, P. and Luginaah, I. Gestational age at first antenatal visit in Namibia. International Journal of Public Health. Forthcoming.

Rishworth, A., Bisung, E. and Luginaah, I. "It's like a disease": Women's perceptions of caesarean sections in Ghana's Upper West Region. Women and Birth. Forthcoming

Atuoye, K. N., Vercillo, S., Antabe, R., Galaa Z. S. and Luginaah, I. Financial sustainability versus access and quality in a challenged health system: an examination of the capitation policy debate in Ghana Health Policy and Planning. Forthcoming.

Armah, F.A., Ung, M., Boamah, S., Luginaah, I. Campbell, Gwyn. 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. Forthcoming

Kuuire, V.Z., Bisung, E., Dixon, J., Rishworth, A. and Luginaah, I. (2015). Health seeking behaviour during times of illness — a study among adults in a resource poor setting in Ghana. Journal of Public Health. Forthcoming.


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