Research.

Quality of life

My research measures quality of life as the expression of the overall sense of good life in a conceptually complex but logical way.

My research measures quality of life as the expression of the overall sense of good life in a conceptually complex but logical way.

These measures are precise and include aspects of health, environment, and social relationships. Following the World Health Organization definition, quality of life measures provides us with evidence of “individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in association with their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns.”

I compare these empirical pieces of evidence with other aspects of life to identify factors that facilitate or degrade quality of life. Its outcomes are aimed at helping individuals, policymakers and communities make decisions that promote better living.

My Research

My primary research interests focus on the determinants of life quality and well being of minority population.

My primary research interests focus on the determinants of life quality and well being of minority population. I use their defining experience and characteristics to provide empirical evidence aimed at facilitating life as a whole. I also conduct research related to healthcare outcome, healthcare policy, and social linking, bridging and bonding.

Health

Health research focuses on aspects of human health and aims to find better ways to prevent, cope, and treat diseases.

Health research focuses on aspects of human health and aims to find better ways to prevent, cope, and treat diseases.

I aim at expanding scientific knowledge on the sociology of health by understanding how the human body, mind, and society adjust to and cope with changes in physical health, nutritional health, occupational health, and Psychological Health.

My research also aims at evaluating the quality of care, understanding treatment expectations, and outcome, access to health care and health care system evaluation.

Social capital

Social capital refers to resources inherent in social relations and interactions that facilitate collective action.

Social capital refers to resources inherent in social relations and interactions that facilitate collective action. These resources are generally categorized as cognitive social capital and structural social capital.

My research focuses on identifying components of cognitive and structural social capital that facilitates better living among different population group by:

Bonding people or groups based on a sense of common, for example, shared culture, ethnicity or language.

Bridging people or groups that stretch beyond a shared sense of identity. For example neighbours, colleagues and associates.

Linking people or groups further up or lower down the social ladder

Social participation

Broadly speaking, social participation implies finding ways to maintain and linking existing social ties and create new ones.

Broadly speaking, social participation implies finding ways to maintain and linking existing social ties and create new ones.

Social participation, engagement or social involvement research entails empirical understanding and classifications of people access to objective information, the preservation and enhancement of an enabling environment for social progress and development.

This is done by analyzing the levels of interconnectedness, and variations within these connections and by evaluating communities and individual subjective control over the key decisions that affect their wellbeing.

Following the WHO, understanding social participation is crucial for the formulation of policies to reduce gaps in health and well being and the empowerment of affected communities to become active protagonists in shaping their own health.

Socioeconomic performance

My research on socioeconomic performance focuses on identifying activities or characteristics that result in the growth or decline in personal or group economy and societal progress.

My research on socioeconomic performance focuses on identifying activities or characteristics that result in the growth or decline in personal or group economy and societal progress. These are measurable in both economic and social terms, e.g., education, income, occupation, and increase in life expectancy.

The endpoint of these research is to determine factors that enhance the socioeconomic performance of disadvantaged group and to see how socioeconomic factors in combination with other aspects of life provides insights into individuals and groups wellbeing.

Publications.

Social capital and Migrants Quality of life: A systematic review

We aimed at contributing to the theoretical understanding of the association between social capital and quality of life. Different from other reviews, we focused on exploring existing empirical research to provide a consolidated overview of evidence on this association among migrant population.

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Accessing Sub-Saharan African migrant group for public health interventions, promotion, and research: the 5-wave-approach

The aim of this paper is to presents the validation of the 5-wave approach as a method capable of easing access and approximating a representative sample of a hard-to-reach population group (Sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany) for health, and social intervention projects and research.

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Cognitive and Structural Social Capital as Predictors of Quality of Life for Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Germany

This paper assesses the structural links between cognitive social capital (CSC), structural social capital (SSC), and quality of life (QoL) using data from 518 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) migrants in Germany.

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Subjective integration and quality of life of Sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany

This article presents empirical evidence on the quality of life (QoL) of SubSaharan African (SSA) migrants in Germany, exploring its association with subjective integration and the influence of some socio-economic and sociodemographic characteristics.

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Social participation and quality of life of older Sub-Saharan African migrants in Hamburg, Germany.

Social participation has been identified as a critical element of social determinants of health, especially among minority groups. This study further explores the relationships between social participation, health, participation restriction and quality of life of older Sub-Saharan African adults’ migrants living in Hamburg.

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Teaching.