Bridging Projects

Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah with participants from the Global Innovation Challenge.

The Community for Global Health Equity also supports faculty whose work more broadly influence the policies, systems, and norms that reinforce inequities. Their work enhances the work of our Big Ideas teams and ensures we are thinking about and acting upon the true causes of health inequity.

Our Working Solutions

Dr. Shaanta Murshid’s research lies at the intersection of social policy and systems of oppression, like patriarchy and capitalism. With degrees in business and public policy, and an appointment in social work, Dr. Murshid takes both a macro and micro perspective to her research.
Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah’s research explores the frontiers of scholarship on urban health and planning, environmental governance, and public policy in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Frimpong Boamah’s belief in an interdisciplinary approach to urban planning and studies, specifically, and social science research, generally, drives his research, teaching, and community service agenda.
A drug stock-out is defined as an event that a drug-outlet or group of outlets of any type (drug shop/pharmacy/clinic), which is licensed or unlicensed, which serve(s) a specific community, are out of stock of a drug that is in demand in that community.
Dr. Melinda Lemke’s research focuses on the politics of education and how educational organizations address equity. Examining the effects of power and neoliberal sociopolitical and normative culture on policy, programming, and pedagogy, Dr. Lemke’s interdisciplinary research has focused on human trafficking and immigration trauma, gender violence and prevention, refugee student trauma and resettlement, and practitioner self-care.