Joseph Kangmennaang

Joseph Kangmennaang

Assistant Professor

Black Studies; School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

PhD (University of Waterloo)
MA (Western University)
B.A (University of Ghana)

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Research interests
Community wellbeing; Immigrant health; Health inequalities; Anti-Black Racism and health; Social change and health; Non-Communicable Disease control and prevention 

Joseph Kangmennaang is a Queen’s National Scholar in Black Health and Social change. Joseph is a health geographer by training and his primary research examines how the places we live, work, worship and play impact population health and wellbeing especially with regards to (re)emerging infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) among Black populations in continental Africa and North America. His current research explores Black immigrants’ experience in the United States and Canada towards understanding how Black immigrants’ health and wellbeing are impacted by social, technological, and demographical changes. Joseph employs social theories, participatory action research and mixed methods to answer various questions and work with marginalized communities to promote their health and wellbeing. Joseph is committed to impactful and transformational research in global Black health.