Assoc Prof Bukola Salami

Associate Professor
Institution: University of Alberta
Current Insitution Location: Canada

Email: bukola.salami@ualberta.ca
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11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. I am the principal investigator for the Health and Immigration Policies and Practices (HIPP) Research Program. Over the last five years, I have been engaged in around 40 research projects in the area of immigrant health. My current program of research seeks to bridge the gaps between immigration policy and health policies and practices. Although I am largely a qualitative researcher, I employ diverse methodological approaches. I have conducted studies using case study methodology, critical ethnography, participatory action research, quantitative analysis of large data sets, metasynthesis, and scoping reviews. My research is largely situated within the critical social paradigm. In the past, I have used transnationalism, transnational feminist, intersectionality, and postcolonial feminist lens in my research projects.

My current research is in the following areas:
-Health and well-being of temporary foreign workers
-African immigrant health and well being
-Immigrant child and youth health
-Mental health of immigrants

I am particularly interested in how the intersection of gender, race, class, nationality and immigration status influence the health of vulnerable migrant groups in Canada as well as the policy and practice implications.

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Maternal and child health
Mental health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Interventions to improve immigrant health: A scoping review Diaz, E., Ortiz-Barreda, G. O., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Holdsworth, M., Salami, B., Rammohan, A., Chung, R. Y., Padmadas, S. S., & Krafft, T. 2017
Access and Utilization of Mental Health Services for Immigrants and Refugees: Perspectives of Immigrant Service Providers in Canada Salami, B., Salma, J., & Hegadoren, K. 2018
Migration and social determinants of mental health: Results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey Salami, B., Yaskina, M., Hegadoren, K., Diaz, E., Meherali, S., Rammohan, A., & Ben-Shlomo, Y. 2017