Dr. Godfred Boateng (7th from the Right in the picture)and UTA Public Health graduate students pictured with Dr. David Blocker, Public Health Authority for Hood County as well as other Hood County Public Health officials to discuss future collaborative projects.

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We believe that improving the health and sustainable livelihoods of vulnerable populations worldwide, particularly those in low-income countries, requires a focus on equity – equity in access to resources, services, treatments, and healthcare.


We strongly agree that health equity is realized when each individual, in spite of geographical location, has a fair opportunity to achieve their full health potential

Godfred O. Boateng, Ph.D



What we do

Our research group seeks to understand the multi-dimensional factors driving health equity across spatial scales (individual, community, institutional, national, etc.), and to develop sustainable solutions to emerging global health issues.

On the one hand, we examine health disparities as a consequence of the interactions between resource politics, economic disadvantages, uneven development, and biophysical changes in the environment. On the other hand, we explore how social identities including class, gender, race, nationality, immigration status, and other social differences influence health disparities and outcomes.