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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Raphael E. Arku , James E. Bennett, Marcia C. Castro , Kofi Agyeman-Duah , Samilia E. Mintah , James H. Ware , Philomena Nyarko , John D. Spengler, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2016). Geographical inequalities and social and environmental risk factors for under-five mortality in Ghana in 2000 and 2010: Bayesian spatial analysis of census data. PLOS Medicinehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038

Dake, F. A.; Amanda L Thompson; Shu Wen Ng;  Samuel Agyei-Mensah; Samuel N A Codjoe (2016). The Local Food Environment and Body Mass Index among the Urban Poor in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 93 (3): 438-455.

Agyei-Mensah, S, George Owusu and Charlotte Wrigley-Asante (2015). Urban Health in Africa: Looking Beyond the MDGs. International Development Planning Review 37 (1): 37 (1): 53-60.

Agyei-Mensah, S. and Owoo, N.S. (2015). Explaining Regional Fertility Variations in Ghana. Journal of Population Research, 32 (3-4): 157-172.

Owoo, N.S; Agyei-Mensah, S; Onuoha, E. (2015). The effect of neighbourhood mortality shocks on fertility preferences: a spatial econometric approach. The European Journal of Health Economics, 16(6): 629-645.

Adu Owusu Sarkodie, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, John Anarfi, Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh (2014). Education and Employment Outcomes in Ghana through the Lens of the Capability Approach. African Population Studies, Special Issue, 28 (2): 797-815.

Claudine Sauvain-Dugerdil, Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh, Samba Diarra, Anouk Piraud, Samba Diop, John Anarfi, Samuel Agyei-Mensah (2014). “Shaping the family”: Individual’s capabilities to exercise reproductive rights seen through a qualitative survey. African Population StudiesSpecial Issue, 28 (2): 872-889.

Raphael E.Arku, Kathie L. Dionisio, Allison F. Hughes, Jose Valerino, John Spengler, Maria Castro, Samuel Agyei-Mensah and Majid Ezzati (2014). Personal particulate matter exposures and locations of students in four neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. doi: 10.1038/jes.2014.56

Zheng Zhou, Kathie L Dionisio, Thiago G Verissimo, Americo Kerr, Brent Coull, Stephen Howie, Raphael E Arku, Petros Koutrakis, Allison Hughes, Jose vallarino, John D Spengler, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2014). Chemical Characterization and Source Apportionment of Household Fine Particulate Matter in Rural, Peri-urban and Urban West Africa. Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (2): 1343-1351. 

Zheng Zhou, Kathie L Dionisio, Thiago G Verissimo, Raphael E Arku, Petros Koutrakis, John D Spengler, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2013). Chemical composition and sources of particle pollution in affluent and poor neighborhoods of Accra .Environmental Research Letters, 8, 1748-9326.

Rooney, M.S, R. Arku, K. Dionisio, S. Agyei-Mensah, J.D. Spengler and M. Ezzati et al. (2012). Spatial Patterns of Particulate Matter Sources and Pollution in Four Communities in Accra, Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 435-436: 107-114. 

Agyei-Mensah, S and Oteng-Ababio, M. (2012). Perceptions of Health and Environmental Impacts of E-Waste Management in Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 22 (6): 500-517.

Agyei-Mensah, S & Owusu, G. (2012). Ethnic Residential Clusters in Nima, Ghana. Urban Forum. 23 (1): 133-149. 

Owusu, G & Agyei-Mensah, S (2011). A Comparative Study of Ethnic Residential Segregation in Ghana’s Two Largest Cities, Accra and Kumasi. Population and Environment. 32 (4): 332-352. 

Zheng Zhou , Kathie L Dionisio , Raphael E Arku , Audrey Quaye, Allison F Hughes, Jose Vallarino, John D Spengler, Allan Hill, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2011). Household and Community Poverty, biomass use, and air pollution in Accra, Ghana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108 (27): 11028-11033. 

Agyei-Mensah, S & Owusu, G. (2010). Segregated by Neighbourhoods? A Portrait of Ethnic Diversity in the Neighbourhoods of the Accra Metropolitan Area. Population, Space and Place. 16 (6): 499-516. 

Agyei-Mensah, S & Ama de Graft Aikins (2010). Epidemiological transition and the double burden of disease in Accra. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 87 (5): 879-897. 

Agyei-Mensah Samuel and P. L. French (2010). Implementing Academic Quality Assurance Practices: The Case of the University of Ghana. The University of the West Indies Quality Education Forum, 16: 31-47. 

Weeks, J. R., A. Getis, A. G. Hill, S. Agyei-Mensah, and D. Rain (2010). Neighborhoods and Fertility in Accra, Ghana: An AMOEBA-based Approach. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100 (3): 558-578. 

Dionisio KL, Arku RE, Hughes AF, Vallarino J, Carmichael H, Friedman AB, Agyei-Mensah S, Spengler JD, Ezzati M (2010). Particle Pollution in Accra Neighborhoods: Spatial, Temporal, and Socioeconomic Patterns. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 2270–2276. 

Dionisio KL, Rooney MS, Arku RE, Friedman AB, Paciorek C, Hughes A.F.Vallarino J, Carmichael H, Agyei-Mensah S, Spengler JD, Ezzati M (2010). Within Neighborhood Patterns and Sources of Particle Pollution: Mobile Monitoring and GIS Analysis in Four Accra Communities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118 (5): 607-613. 

Arku, R; M; J. Vallarino; K.L. Dionisio; J.G. Wilson; C. Memphill; Agyei-Mensah, S; Spengler, J ; Ezzati, M. (2008). Characterizing Air Pollution in Two Low-Income Neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 402 (2-3): 217-231.

Lund, R. & Agyei-Mensah, S. (2008). Queens as Mothers: The Role of the traditional Safety Net of Care and Support for HIV/AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana. Geojournal, 71: 93-106. 

Lund, R., Agyei-Mensah, S. and Jorgensen, S.H. (2008). New Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Editorial, Norwegian Journal of Geography62 (3): 135-138.

Owusu, G, Agyei-Mensah, S. & Lund, R. (2008). Slums of Hope and Slums of Despair. Mobility and Livelihoods in Nima. Special Issue, Norwegian Journal of Geography. 62 (3):180-190.

Asiedu, A.B & Agyei-Mensah, S (2008). Traders on the Run: Activities of Street Vendors in the Accra Metropolitan Area. Special Issue, Norwegian Journal of Geography. 62 (3): 191-202. 

Agyei-Mensah, S & Ardayfio-Schandorf, E. (2007). The Global and the Local: Urban Change in Cape Coast from Pre-Colonial Times to the Present. Urban Design International, 12 (2 & 3): 101-114. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Marketing Its Colonial Heritage-A New Lease of Life for Cape Coast, Ghana? International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 30 (3) 705-716. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Fertility Transition in Ghana: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Population, Space and Place, 12, 6: 461-477. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Poverty and HIV Prevalence in Ghana: A Geographical Perspective. Geojournal, 66: 311-324. 

Agyei-Mensah, S (2005). The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Homogeneity or heterogeneity? Norwegian Journal of Geography. 1: 14-25. 

AsbjornAase and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (2005). HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Geographical Perspectives. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 59 (1): 1-5. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2002). Fertility Transition in West Africa. The Journal of African Policy Studies, 2 & 3: 63-86. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2001). HIV/AIDS and the Fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Is there a link? Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, 23:.40-48. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (2001). Twelve Years of HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Puzzles of Interpretation. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 35 (3): 441¬-472. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Infant Nutritional Patterns and Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) 1986-1998. Research Review 5 (2): 1-11. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Risk Factors for Infant Mortality in a Fishing and a Farming Community in Ghana. Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, 21: 65-78. 

Agyei-Mensah, S & A. Aase (1998). Patterns of Fertility Change in Ghana: A Time and Space Perspective. Geografiska Annaler Series B, Vol. 80B, No. 4: 203-213. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (1997). A Scenario for Fertility Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Up to 2020. Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, 20: 101-116. 

Bodomo, A & S. Agyei-Mensah (1997). Integrating Literacy and Health Education for a Sustainable Development in Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies. 16: 5-20. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (1996). New Perspective on the Fertility Situation in Sub Saharan Africa. Norwegian Journal of Geography. 50: 101-112. 

 

Books/ Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

Agyei-Mensah S, Ayee J. A., Oduro, A. D. (eds) (2014). Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana.  Dordrecht, Netherlands. Springer, 347 pages. 

Akim Mturi and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (eds.) (2014). Explaining Fertility Differences in Sub-Saharan Africa: Projecting the Demographic Future. Lewiston, NY, USA. Edwin Mellen Press, 458 pages. 

de-Graft Aikins, A; Agyei-Mensah, S, and Agyemang, C. (2013) (eds.). Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana. 159 pages.

Owusu, G,  Agyei-Mensah, S, Yankson, P.W.K. and Attua, E.M (eds.) (2013). Selected Readings in Geography. Woeli Pushing Services, Accra, Ghana. 

Yaro, J.W; Codjoe, A.N.A; Agyei-Mensah, S; Darkwah, A and Kwankye, S.O. (2011). Migration and Population Dynamics: Changing Community Formations in Ghana. 147 pages. Woeli Publishing Services, Accra. Ghana.

Lund, R, Agyei-Mensah, S and Jorgensen, S. (eds.) (2008) New Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Special issue Norwegian Journal of Geography, Taylor and Francis, UK, 2008. 

Ardayfio-Schandorf, E, P.W.K. Yankson, A. Asiedu, Samuel Agyei-Mensah and Morgan Attua. (2007). Socio-Economic Perspectives of Off-Reserve Forest Management in the Goaso Forest District of Ghana. Woeli Publishing Services, Accra, Ghana. 176 pages. 

Asbjorn Aase and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (eds.) (2005) HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Geographical Perspectives. Special Issue Norwegian Journal of Geography, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Oslo. Vol. 59, No. 1, 2005. 74 pages. 

Agyei-Mensah, Samuel and John. B. Casterline (eds.) (2003). Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. 206 pages. 

Agyei-Mensah, Samuel, John. B. Casterline and Dominic K. Agyeman (eds.) (2005) Reproductive Change in Ghana, Recent Patterns and Future Prospects. Stylish Press, Accra. 245 pages. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Fertility Decline in Developing Countries, 1960¬-1997: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. 140 pages. 

 

Book Chapters

Casterline, J.B. & Agyei-Mensah, S. (2014). Fertility Desires and Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Akim Mturi and S. Agyei-Mensah (eds.). Explaining Fertility Differences in Sub-Saharan Africa. Edwin Mellen Press, USA, pp 169-200. 

Hill, A.G., Agyei-Mensah, S., Anarfi, J.K (2014).Towards Replacement Level Fertility in Urban Africa: An Accra case Study. In Akim Mturi and S. Agyei-Mensah (eds.). Explaining Fertility Differences in Sub-Saharan Africa. Projecting the Demographic Future. Lewiston, NY, USA, Edwin Mellen Press, pp 399-440. 

Agyei-Mensah, S., Yaro, J.A., Mensah, J. (2014). Change and Continuity in the Practice and Development of Geography in Ghana. In Agyei-Mensah, S, Ayee J.A, Oduro, A.D. (eds.). Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana. Springer, Netherlands. 

Agyei-Mensah, S and Wrigley-Asante, C (2014). Gender, Politics and Development in Accra, Ghana. In Brun, C., Blaikie, P and Jones, M. (eds.): Alternative Development: Unravelling Marginalisation and Voicing Change. Ashgate, pp 117-133. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. and Oppong, J.R. (2013). The Changing Medical Geography of Africa. In  George Owusu, Agyei-Mensah, S, Yankson, P.W.K. and Attua, E.M. (eds.). Selected Readings in Geography. Woeli Publishing Services, pp. 85-99.

Akyeampong, Emmanuel. K and Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Itinerant Gold Mines? Mobility, Sexuality and the Spread of Gonorrhea and Syphilis in 20th Century Ghana. In Christine Oppong, Yaa Oppong and Irene Odotei (eds.) Sex and Gender in an Era of AIDS. Ghana at the close of the Millenium. Sub-Saharan African Publishers, Accra, Ghana, pp. 41-58. 

OppongJoseph.R. and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (2004). HIV/AIDS in West Africa: The Case of Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. In E. Kalipeni, S. Craddock, J.R. Oppong and J. Ghosh (eds.). HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology. Blackwell Publishers, Malden, USA, pp. 70-82. 

Agyei-Mensah Samuel, A. Aase, K. Awusabo-Asare (2003). Social Setting, Birth Timing and Subsequent Fertility in the Ghanaian South. In Samuel Agyei-Mensah and John B. Casterline (eds.). Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. pp. 89-108.

 

Edited Conference Proceedings and Chapters

Agyei-Mensah, S., Awusabo-Asare, K., Nabila, J.S., Yankson, P.W.K. (2004). Poverty Health and Gender. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop 6-8 January, 2004. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, December 2004 .115 pages. 

Awusabo-Asare, K, Agyei-Mensah, S. and Jorgensen, S.H. (2005). The Changing Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop, October, 2005. University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. December 2005. 125 pages. December 2005. 

Agyei-Mensah, S. and Lund, R. (2005). The Well-Being of HIV/AIDS Patients Undergoing Anti-Retroviral Therapy at a Health Care Facility in Ghana. In Awusabo-Asare, Agyei-Mensah, S. and Jorgensen, S. (eds.). The Changing Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Pp.54-64. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop, October, 2005. University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. December 2005. 

 

Book Review

Agyei-Mensah, S. Review of “Environmental Health Watch and Disaster Monitoring in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area” (GAMA), by Jacob Songsore, J.S.Nabila, Yvon Yangyuoru, Sebastian Avle, E.K. Bosque-Hamilton, Paulina E. Amponsah, Osman Alhassan (Ghana Universities Press, Accra, 2009). The New Legon Observer, Vol. 4. No. 2: 31-32. 2010.