Exploring Resilience as Corollary to Syndemic Theory: Strength-Based Approach to Public Health Interventions | Duke Kunshan University
Exploring Resilience as Corollary to Syndemic Theory: Strength-Based Approach to Public Health Interventions
Speaker: 
Adeniyi Adeboye

enior lecturer in Public Health/Health and Social Care at UK College London

May 30th 2018 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1087, Academic Building
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:00

Summary of talk:

Globally, socially disadvantaged populations experience disproportionate amounts of health problems. However, most current public health research interventions, through deficit-based approach, parallel biomedical concept of disease. This operationalizes health risk, not only as discrete entity but it also atomizes occurrence of health problems among affected populations. 

Conversely, based on empirical evidence offered by Syndemic theory, health problems do not occur in isolation nor in a vacuum but they interact synergistically to contribute to excess burden among disadvantaged populations.

While deficit-based approach to health interventions have identified various health risks, any resilience (naturally occurring protective factors) that these disadvantaged populations naturally employ to combat these health problems remain undetermined.

Hence, the purposes of this seminar are to raise awareness about various syndemic occurrences of health problems among socially marginalized populations; and to suggest research interventions grounded in strength-based approach as a way of harnessing naturally occurring protective factors towards enhancing the effectiveness of public health interventions globally.

BIO:

Adeniyi Adeboye (Ade) is a senior lecturer in Public Health/Health and Social Care at UK College London. He has training and experience in medicine and public health. This event is open to all.

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in family/travel medicine and infectious diseases; Doctorate degree (DrPH) in public health specifically health promotion and behavioural sciences; Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in health policy and management; and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in international health. He is currently actively involved in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and community engagement. His areas of research interest include exploring resilience factors grounded in strength-based approach as a way of mitigating complex public health and healthcare problems.; and identifying modifiable determinants of health risks among socially marginalized groups through community-based participatory research.