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

  • Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies
    Dozens of UB faculty, staff and students — plus community partners and research collaborators — have contributed to a new textbook, “Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies” (Springer, 2020/ISBN 978-3-030-32111-6), that provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the field of global health.
  • Social Policy and Systems of Oppression
    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.
  • Interrogating public policy, environmental governance, and sustainable urbanism
    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.
  • Inequities in Transportation and Logistics
    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.
  • Politics of Education
    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.