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Dr. Jacob Alhassan BSc (Hon), MSc (Durh), MSc (Oxon), PhD Assistant Professor Community Health and Epidemiology

HSC E-wing 3216


  • Global Health
  • The Politics of Health
  • Public Transportation and Health Equity
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Activism for Health Equity
  • Black and African Studies

Selected Publications

  • Alhassan, J. A. K. (2022).Where is the pain? A qualitative analysis of Ghana’s tramadol crisis and youth perspectives. Plos Global Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0001045
  • Alhassan, J. A. K. (2022). “Here in Ghana hard work don’t deserve money ” : The uncertainty and precarity of youth who use tramadol. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100165
  • Gupta, S. D., Pisolkar, V.Alhassan, J.A.K., Judge, A., Stringer, R. E., … Muhajarine, N. (2022). Employing the equity lens to understand multisectoral partnerships : lessons learned from a mixed ‑ method study in Canada. International Journal for Equity in Health, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-022-01746-w
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Abonyi, S., Neudorf, C. & Hanson, L. (2021). “It Feels like Somebody Cut my Legs Off”: Austerity, Transportation and ‘the Web of Dispossession’ in Saskatchewan, Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 282 (114147). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114147
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Gauvin, L., Judge, A., Fuller, D, Engler-Stringer, R. & Muhajarine, N. (2021). Improving Health through Multisectoral Collaboration: Enablers and Barriers. Canadian Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00534-3
  • Alhassan, J. A. K. & Hanson, L. (2021). Austerity, Transportation and the Web of Disposession: Health and Health System Impacts of Closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company. Journal of Transport & Health. 10.1016/j.jth.2021.101168
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Smith, C. & Hanson, L. (2021). Politics, transportation and the people’s health: A sociopolitical autopsy of the demise of a 70-year-old bus company. Critical Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2021.1905152
  • Wariri, O., Onuwabuchi, E., Alhassan, J. A. K., Dase, E., Jalo, I., Laima, C. H., … Dotse-gborgbortsi, W. (2021). The influence of travel time to health facilities on stillbirths : A geospatial case-control analysis of facility-based data in Gombe, Nigeria. PLoS ONE, 16(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245297
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Adeyinka, D. A. & Olakunde, B. O. (2020). Equity dimensions of the decline in under-five mortality in Ghana: a joinpoint regression analysis. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 25(6), 732–739. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13391
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Wariri, O., Onuwabuchi, E., Mark, G., Kwarshak, Y. & Dase, E. (2020). Access to skilled attendant at birth and the coverage of the third dose of diphtheria- tetanus-pertussis vaccine across 14 West African countries – an equity analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(78), 1–11. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01204-5
  • Alhassan, J. A. K., Wariri, O., Mark, G., Adesiyan, O. & Hanson, L. (2020). Trends in obesity by socioeconomic status among non-pregnant women aged 15–49 y: a cross-sectional, multi-dimensional equity analysis of demographic and health surveys in 11 sub-Saharan Africa countries, 1994–2015. International Health, 0, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihaa093
  • Wariri, O., Akhimienho, K. I., Alhassan, J. A. K., Jalo, I., Oloyede, I. P., Nyong, E. E. & Bode-Thomas, F. (2020). Population and individual-Level double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in two emerging cities in Northern and Southern Nigeria : A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study. Annals of Global Health, 86(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3093
  • Dase, E., Wariri, O., Onuwabuchi, E., Alhassan, J. A. K., Jalo, I., Muhajarine, N., … Elnafaty, A. U. (2020). Applying the WHO ICD-PM classification system to stillbirths in a major referral Centre in Northeast Nigeria : a retrospective analysis from 2010-2018. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(383), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03059-8
  • Alhassan, J. A. K. & Castelli, M. (2020). Politics as an explanation to the health divide in different settings: A comparative study of England and Ghana. International Journal of Health Services, 50(1), 110–122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020731419876786
  • Alhassan, J. A. K. & Hanson, L. (2019). ‘It feels like I’ve lost my independence… Now I just feel like I’m a prisoner trapped in my own city. Politicizing the transportation-health nexus. Evidence from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Journal of Transport & Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100694