Vincent Kuuire, Assistant Professor


Home Campus:
U o f T Mississauga

Western University (2016)

Contact Information:

Phone: 905-828-5299

Office: DV 3278 (UTM)


Research Interests:

  • Migration
  • Transnationalism and integration
  • Environment and health
  • Health care access
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR353: Geography of Health and Health Care

JPG1814H: Cities and Immigrants

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

Kuuire V.Z., Kangmennaang, J., Atuoye, K.N., Antabe, R., Boamah, S., Vercillo, S., Amoyaw, J. A. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Timing and utilisation of antenatal care services in Nigeria and Malawi. Global Public Health, 12(6), 728-743.

Atouye, K.N., Amoyaw, J. A, Kuuire V.Z., Kangmennaang, J., Boamah, S., Vercillo, S., Antabe, R., McMorris, M. & Luginaah, I. (2017). Utilisation of Skilled Birth Attendants in Nigeria and Malawi. Global Public Health, 12(6), 711-727.

Antabe, R., Atouye, K.N., Kuuire V.Z., Sano, Y., Arku, G. & Luginaah, I. (2017) Community health impacts of surface mining in the Upper West Region of Ghana: The roles of mining odours and dust. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 24(4), 789-813.

Kuuire, V.Z., Tenkorang, E.Y., Rishworth, A., Luginaah, I. & Yawson, E.A. (2017). Is the pro-poor premium exemption policy of Ghana’s NHIS reducing health coverage disparities among the elderly? Population Research and Policy Review, 36, 231-249.

Tenkorang, E.Y., Kuuire V.Z., Luginaah I. & Banchani, E. (2017). Examining risk factors for hypertension in Ghana: Evidence from the Global Ageing and Adult Survey. Global Health Promotion, 24(1), 14-26.

Kuuire, V.Z, Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Buzzelli, M. & Abada, T. (2016). Obligations and expectations: Perceived relationship between transnational housing investment and housing consumption decisions among Ghanaian immigrants in Canada. Housing, Theory and Society. 33(4), 445-468.

Kuuire, V.Z, Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Buzzelli, M. & Abada, T. (2016). Transnationalism-Integration Nexus: Examining the relationship between transnational housing investment and homeownership status in Canada. Geoforum, 75, 168-179.

Sano, Y., Sedziafa, A. P., Amoyaw, J. A., Boateng, G. O., Kuuire, V. Z., Boamah, S., & Kwon, E. (2016). Exploring the linkage between exposure to mass media and HIV testing among married women and men in Ghana. AIDS care, 28(6), 684-688.

Kuuire, V.Z, Mkandawire, P., Luginaah, I., & Arku, G. (2016). Abandoning land in search of farms: challenges of subsistence migrant farming in Ghana. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(2), 475-488.

Tenkorang, E.Y. & Kuuire V.Z. (2016). Non-communicable diseases in Ghana: Does the theory of social gradient in health hold? Health Education and Behaviour, 43(1) 25S-36S.

Kuuire, V.Z., Bisung, E., Rishworth, A., Dixon, J., & Luginaah I. (2015). Health seeking behaviour during times of illness — a study among adults in a resource poor setting in Ghana. Journal of Public Health, 38(4), e545 – e553.

Kuuire, V.Z, Arku, G., Luginaah, I., Abada, T. & Buzzelli, M. (2016). Impact of Remittance Behaviour on Immigrant Housing Ownership Trajectories: An Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada from 2001-2005. Social Indicators Research, 127(3), 1135-1156.

Tenkorang, E.Y., Sedziafa A.P., Yuji, S., Kuuire, V.Z. & Banchani, E. (2015). Validity of self-report data in hypertension research; Findings from the study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(12), 977-984.

Amoyaw, J., Kuuire, V.Z, Asare-Bediako, Y., Boateng, O.G., & Ung, M. (2015). Conundrum of sexual decision-making and safer sex behaviour among married women in Zambia. Journal of Sex Research, 52(8), 868-877.

Boamah, S., Armah, F.A., Kuuire, V.Z., Ajibade, I., Luginaah, I., & McBean, G. (2015). Does previous experience of floods stimulate the adoption of coping strategies? Evidence from Cross-sectional surveys from Nigeria and Tanzania. Environments2(4), 565-585.

Viercillo, S., Kuuire, V.Z., Armah, F.A., & Luginaah, I. (2015). Does the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Risk Imposing Biotechnology on Smallholder Farmers in Africa? Global Bioethics, 26(1), 1-13.

Ajibade, I., Armah, F.A., Kuuire, V.Z., Luginaah, I., McBean, G., & Tenkorang E.Y. (2015). Assessing the bio-psychosocial correlates of flood impacts along the coastal areas of Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(3) 445-463.

Boateng, G. O., Kuuire, V.Z, Ung, M., Amoyaw, J., Armah, F.A., & Luginaah, I. N. (2014). Determinants of Empowerment of Women in the Context of Millennium Development Goal 3: A Case Study of Married Women in Ghana. Social Indicators Research, 115 (1), 137-158.

Ung, M., Boateng, G. O., Armah, F.A., Amoyaw, J., Luginaah, I. N., & Kuuire V.Z. (2014). Negotiation for safer sex among married women in Cambodia: the role of women’s autonomy. Journal of Biosocial Science, 46(1) 90-106.

Ajibade, I., Armah, F.A., Kuuire, V.Z., Luginaah, I., & McBean, G. (2014). Personal and Socio-environmental Factors Associated with Residents Self-Reported Experience of Climate Change in Coastal Communities in Nigeria. Climate 3(1), 16-41.

Dixon, J., Tenkorang, E. Y., Luginaah, I. N., Kuuire, V.Z. and Boateng, G. O. (2014). National health insurance scheme enrolment and antenatal care among women in Ghana: is there any relationship? Tropical Medicine & International Health, 19(1), 98 —106.

Kuuire, V.Z, Mkandawire, P., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2013). Abandoning farms in search of food: Food remittance and household food security in Ghana. African Geographical Review, 32 (2), 125-139.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life