Emmanuel Banchani

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Emmanuel Banchani

Campus Location
Nicholson Tower Rm 615

Dr. Emmanuel Banchani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to joining StFX, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University. His research interests focus on global health, population health, and health services research. In particular, his research explains how various aspects of the social determinants of health can be used by policymakers and practitioners to prevent, control, and manage non-communicable diseases (NCDs). His research appeared in journals such as Global Health PromotionBMC Health Services ResearchHealth and Social Care in the CommunityJournal of Biosocial Sciences


Ph.D., MA (MUN), MBA (UG, Ghana), BA (UDS, Ghana) 

  • Global Health
  • Population Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Social Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • Social and Health Inequality
  • Social and Health Policy
  • Social Research Methods
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Development
  • Bonakdar Ahmad, Gaetz A. Stephen, Banchani Emmanuel (2023). “Child protection services and youth experiencing homelessness: Findings from the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Survey in Canada.” Children and Youth Services Review, 153, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107088. 
  • Gaetz A.  Stephen, Bonakdar Ahmad; Ecker John, MacDonald Cora, Ilyniak Sophia, Kimura Lauren, Vijayaratnam Aranie, Banchani Emmanuel, Ward Ashley (2023). Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Demonstration Projects: The Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) randomized controlled trial research protocol. Journal of Medical Internet Research Res Protochttps://www.researchprotocols.org/2023/0/e0/ 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Eric Y., MidodziWilliams. (2022). “Activity limitations and participation restrictions among people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Ghana.” Ageing & Society. doi:10.1017/S0144686X22000241. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Eric Y. (2022) “Risk factors for cesarean section in Ghana: Evidence from the Ghana Maternal Health Survey.” Journal of Biosocial Science, 54(1), 21-38.  
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Eric Y., Midodzi Williams. (2022). “Examining the effects of individual and neighborhood wealth status on hypertension among women in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.” Health and Social Care in the Community, 30(2), 714-725. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang,Eric Y., Sarfo-Kantaka Osei, Sarfo Fred Stephen (2020). Social support systems and the self-management of non-communicable diseases in Ghana. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 31(3), 1191-1212. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Y. Eric (2020). “Determinants of low birth weight in Ghana: Does quality antenatal care matter?” Maternal and Child Health Journal, 24(5), 668 – 667. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Liam Swiss. (2019). “The impact of foreign aid on maternal mortality”. Politics and Governance, 7(2), 53 – 67. Special Thematic Issue: Aid Impact and Effectiveness.   
  • Adu Joseph, Tenkorang Eric Y., Banchani Emmanuel, Mulay Shree, Adu Ivy (2018). “The effects of individual and community-level factors on maternal health outcomes in Ghana”. PLoS ONE, 13(11): e0207942. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207942. 
  • Tenkorang Eric Y., Luginaah Isaac, Kuuire Z. Vincent., Banchani Emmanuel. (2015). Examining risk factors for hypertension in Ghana: Evidence from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Global Health Promotion, 24(1), 14 – 26. 
  • Tenkorang Eric Y., Sedziafa Pearl, Sano Yuji., Kuuire Z. Vincent, Banchani, Emmanuel. (2015). Validity of self-report data in hypertension research: findings from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 17(2), 977 - 984. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Eric Y. (2014). “Implementation challenges of maternal health care in Ghana: the case of health care providers in the Tamale Metropolis”.BMC Health Services Research, 14:7. 
  • Banchani Emmanuel, Tenkorang Eric Y. (2014). “Occupational types and antenatal care attendance among women in Ghana”. Health Care for Women International, 35 (7-9), 1040-1064, Special Issue:   Research on Women’s Health in Africa: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities.