Roger Antabe

Roger Antabe
Assistant Professor
Telephone number
Building HL 240


Dr. Roger Antabe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Society at University of Toronto Scarborough, with a graduate appointment in the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. He is a health geographer whose research interests span both the Global South and North (specifically, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Canada), where his work contributes to health promotion and health equity. In SSA, his research examines environmental exposures, population health inequalities, health care access, and utilization of health services especially among marginalized and structurally exposed populations. His research focus in Canada is on the poor health outcomes of racialized populations and immigrants at the nexus of behavioral and structural risk factors. His current research examines HIV vulnerability and resilience of Black and other racialized populations in Ontario and Canada. He is passionate about community engagement and mobilization and is involved in some ongoing community projects that seek to promote health equity for vulnerable groups in Canada.


PhD, Health Geography (University of Western Ontario)

MA, Health Geography (University of Western Ontario)

BA, Geography and Resource Development (University of Ghana)


Cross-Appointed, Graduate Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

American Association of Geographers

Canadian Association of Geographers

Canadian Association for HIV Research

Teaching Interests

Health Policy and Discourse

Health Promotion and Education

Social Determinants of Health

Health Equity

Health Research Methods

Research Interests

Health care access and equity

HIV vulnerability and resilience

Health outcomes for racialized populations

Social Determinants of Health

Community based health research

Gender and Health

Immigrants Health

Sub-Saharan Africa


  1. Antabe, R., Miller, D., Kohoun, B., Okonofua, O., Husbands, W. (2021) Black resilience: a strategic asset for engaging heterosexual Black Canadian men in community responses to HIV. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-11
  2. Baada, J., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., (2021) Differentiated agrarian vulnerabilities and generalized national responses to COVID‐19 in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Journal of Agrarian Change, 604-619
  3. Antabe, R., Konkor, I., McIntosh, M., Lawson, E., Husbands, W., Wong, J., Arku, G., Luginaah, I. (2021) “I went in there, had a bit of an issue with those folks”: Everyday Challenges of Heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Men in Accessing HIV/AIDS Services in London, Ontario. BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 1-14
  4. Konkor, I., Antabe, R., Mkandawire, P., McIntosh, M., Lawson, S. E., Husbands, W., Wong, J., & Luginaah, I. (2021) Sexual Debut among heterosexual Black men of African and Caribbean descent: Are the youth initiating sex earlier than the older generation? Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 1-11
  5. Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Luginaah, I. (2020) HIV Misconceptions among Married Women in Malawi: The Role of Household Decision-Making Autonomy. Journal of Public Health, 1-8
  6. Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Anfaara, W. F., Luginaah, I. (2020) Reducing HIV misconceptions among females and males in Malawi: are we making progress? AIDS Care, 1-5.
  7. Antabe, R., Kansanga, M., Sano, Y., Kyeremeh, E., Galaa, Y. (2020) Utilization of Breast Cancer Screening in Kenya: What are the Determinants? BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1), 1-9
  8. Konkor, I., Lawson, S. E., Antabe, R., McIntosh, M., Husbands, W., Wong, J., & Luginaah, I. (2020) An intersectional approach to HIV vulnerabilities and testing among heterosexual ACB men in London, Ontario: results from the weSpeak study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-10
  9. Konkor, I., Antabe, R., McIntosh, M., Mkandawire, P., Lawson, S. E., Husbands, W., Wong, J., and Luginaah, I. (2020) Knowledge of Sexual Partner’s HIV Serostatus and Condom Use Behaviour among Heterosexual men of African Descent in London, Ontario. Ethnicity and Health, 1-13 
  10. Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Atuoye, K. N., Kwon, E., Anfaara, F. W., Luginaah, I. (2020) “Disparities in Physical Activity Descriptive Norms: The Case of Immigrants and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in New York City” International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 1-11
  11. Kyeremeh, K. E., Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Kwon, E., Annor, B. (2020) Exploring the nexus between immigration status and troubled sleep in Canada: The role of gender Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-8
  12. Ragetlie, R., Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Luginaah, I. (2020) Married women’s experiences of intimate partner violence and utilization of antenatal health care in Togo. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 23, 100482
  13. Antabe, R., Atuoye, K. N., Kuuire, Z. V., Sano, Y., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2019) To move or not to move: community members’ reaction to surface mining in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Society and Natural Resources, 1-18
  14. Antabe R., Atuoye K. N., Sano Y., Kuuire V. Z., Galaa S. Z., & Luginaah I. (2019) Health insurance enrolment in in the Upper West region of Ghana: Does food security matter? International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 34(4), 1621-1632
  15. Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Anfaara, F.W., Kansanga, M., Chai, X., & Luginaah, I. (2019) Antenatal care utilization among circumcised women in Kenya: Some evidence from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey: Sexuality and Culture, 1-13 
  16. Kansanga, M., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Mason-Renton, A. S., Luginaah, I. (2019) A feminist political ecology of agricultural mechanization and evolving gendered on-farm labor dynamics in northern Ghana. Gender, Technology and Development, 23(3), 207-233
  17. Konkor, I., Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Kansanga, M., Luginaah, I. (2019) Media Exposure to Family Planning Messages among Post-Delivery Women in Nigeria: Testing the Structural Influence Model of Health Communication. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Care, 24 (1), 18-23
  18. Kansanga, M., Andersen. P., Kpienbareeh, D., Mason-Renton, A. S., Atuoye, N. K., Sano, Y., Antabe, R., and Luginaah, I. (2019) Traditional smallholder agriculture in transition: examining the impacts of agricultural modernization on smallholder farm sizes and cropping patterns in Ghana International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 26 (1), 11-24
  19. Sano, Y., Antabe, R., Kyeremeh, E., Amoyaw, J., Kwon, E. (2019). Immigration as a Social Determinant of Troubled Sleep in Canada: Some Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Sleep Health, 5(2), 135-140
  20. Atuoye, K. N., Antabe, R., Sano, Y., Luginaah, I., Bayne, J. (2019). Household income diversification and food insecurity in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Social Indicators Research, 144 (2), 899-920