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Godfred O. Boateng

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Professional appointments

Professional appointments

Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Program in Global Health, July 2016 - present.

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Jan 2016 – July 2016.


PhD, Sociology, Western University, 2015.

MPhil, Sociology, Universitetet I Tromso/University of Ghana, 2009.

BA, Sociology & Psychology, University of Ghana, 2005.

Selected publications

  1. Boateng, G.O., Martin, S.L., Collins, S.M., Natamba, B.K., Young, S.L. (2018). Measuring Exclusive Breastfeeding Social Support: Scale development and validation in Uganda. Maternal & Child Nutrition (in press).
  1. Boateng, G.O., Adams, E.A., Odei Boateng, M., 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.
  2. Brooks, Y.M., Collins, S., Mbullo, P., Boateng, G. O., Young, S.L., Richardson, R.E. (2017). Evaluating Human sensory perceptions and the Compartment Bag Test assays as proxies for the presence and concentration of Escherichia Coli in drinking water in western Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. DOI: 4269/ajtmh.16-0878.
  1. Jepson, W., Wutich, A., Collins, S., Boateng, G.O., Young, S.L. (2017). Progress in Household Water Insecurity Metrics: A Cross Disciplinary Approach in the Social Sciences. WIREs Water, 4: DOI: 10.1002/wat.2.1214.
  1. Boateng, G. O. & Adams, T.L (2016). ‘Drop dead…I need your Job’: An Exploratory Study of the Nurse-to-Nurse Conflict in Two Ontario Cities.’  Social Science and Medicine, 155:35-42.


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