Profile: Isaac Luginaah

Dr. Isaac Luginaah, Associate Professor and Canada Researach Chair in Health Geography, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Isaac’s broad area of research interest includes environment and health, population health, and GIS applications in health. Isaac is also involved in HIV/AIDS research in Africa — specifically Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

Isaac earned his BSc. (Hons.) and Diploma in Education, from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He obtained an MSc in Computer Science and Applications from the Queens University of Belfast and a MES from York University, Toronto. He completed his Ph.D in medical geography at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, in 2001. Isaac held a postdoctoral position between 2000 and 2001 at the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health with Dr. John Eyles. He subsequently took up a Canadian Institutes of Health Research partnership award at the University of Windsor from 2001 to 2004. He joined University of Western Ontario in 2004 and continues to hold an Adjunct position at the University of Windsor. Isaac s work involves an integrative understanding of the broad determinants of population health and research on environment and health linkages. He is interested in the human health impacts of environmental exposure. His recent work in this area involves examining the links between ambient air quality and health. He has been funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada Institutes of Health Research, World Bank and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. His publications include papers in Social Science Medicine, Environmental Health Perspectives, Health Place, Geojournal, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

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Updated: January 2009–