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Candidus Nwakasi

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

cnwakasi@providence.edu

401.865.2632

Service Building 219

Education:

Ph.D. - Social Gerontology Miami University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Candidus Nwakasi got his Masters in Public Health at the University of Sunderland, UK. He completed his doctoral training in Social Gerontology at Miami University where he was also involved in research projects including some within the Scripps Gerontology Center. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern Indiana on a dementia workforce competency improvement grant project.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Gerontology, Public Health, Global Aging and Health, Qualitative and Quantitative Research.

Selected Publications:

Nwakasi, C. Brown, J. Subedi, S. Darlingtina, E. (2020) Depression, functional disability, and accessing health care among older Ghanaians and South Africans: a comparative study based on WHO study on global ageing and adult health (SAGE). Aging & Mental Health.1-9.

Nwakasi, C. Hayes, C. Fulton, J. Roberts, A. (2019) A pilot qualitative study of dementia perceptions of Nigerian migrant caregivers. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences.(10), 167-174.

Nwakasi, C. Scott Brown, J. Anyanwu, P. (2019) What could be influencing older Ghanaians outpatient care utilization rate?. Ghana Medical Journal.(53), 217.

Udeh, K. Nwakasi, C. Fulton, J. (2019) ‘I think one of the ways they will help is to create awareness’: primary school teachers’ perceptions of cardiovascular diseases in Nigeria. Global Health Promotion.175797591989398.

Selected Presentations:

Nwakasi, C. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia (Virtual) - "Beta Test of a PAC Dementia Knowledge Training Module Included in a Nursing Home Orientation Curriculum" , 2020

Nwakasi, C. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia (Virtual) - "Dementia Knowledge and Caregiving Skills Improvement from Using the PAC Model: A Pilot Comparative Evaluation" , 2020

Nwakasi, C. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, - "Predictors of Seeking Health Information and Mental Health Support in US Prisons: A Study Using the 2014 PIAAC Data" , 2020

Nwakasi, C. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia (virtual) - "Stigmatization and the Experience of Informal Dementia Caregivers in Nigeria" , 2020

Nwakasi, C. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, Austin, Texas - "Adult education and training in Canada: Opportunities, funding, and gender gaps" , 2019

Nwakasi, C. The 41st Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Conference. Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education, Toledo, Ohio - "Adult guardianship model programs and community responses" , 2017