Eric Tenkorang


Research Interests

Global Health, Social Demography, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, Gender-Based Violence, Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-2503
Office: A-4049A

Personal Profile

Eric Y. Tenkorang is Professor of Sociology, cross-appointed to the Division of Community Health and Humanities. He is a Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada (The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists). Dr. Tenkorang has served as a member of the Institute Advisory Board for Gender and Health of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). He is currently a member of the National Taskforce for Women’s Economic Justice of the Canadian Centre for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CCFWE), dedicated to dealing with economic abuse among Canadian women.

He has broad research interests in population health, especially in limited-resource settings. This includes investigating the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable and marginalized populations in sub-Saharan Africa. His most recent research has explored links between gender-based violence and health outcomes. Dr. Tenkorang has published extensively and has been a consultant for various national and international bodies, including Correctional Services Canada (Federal and Atlantic), Status of Women Canada, Breakthrough ACTION of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Dutch Council for Refugees in The Hague, and the International Organization for Migration.

He sits on the editorial boards of Archives of Sexual Behavior (Springer Nature), International Health (Oxford), and Canadian Studies in Population (Springer Nature). He is a Fellow of the Population Reference Bureau and the Carnegie African Diaspora Program. His research has won several honours, including the President’s Award for Outstanding Research and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship at Memorial University.


Tenkorang, E. Y. (2022). Condom use and HIV/AIDS among youth in Edo state, Nigeria. Youth & Society, 54(3): 501-522.

Tenkorang, E. Y. (2022). Family structure and marital violence among women in Ghana. Journal of Family Violence

Tenkorang, E. Y. (2019). Intimate partner violence and the sexual reproductive health outcomes of women in Ghana: Individual and community level determinants. Health Education & Behavior, 46(6): 969-980.

Tenkorang, E. Y. (2018). Women’s autonomy and intimate partner violence in Ghana.  International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44(2): 51-61.

Tenkorang, E. Y. & Owusu, A. Y. (2018). Does economic abuse affect the health outcomes of women in Ghana? Health Education & Behavior, 46(2): 340-348.

Tenkorang, E. Y. (2017). Ebola-related stigma in Ghana: Individual and community level determinants. Social Science & Medicine, 182: 142-149.

Tenkorang, E. Y. and Maticka-Tyndale, E. (2014). Assessing young people’s perceptions of HIV risks in Nyanza, Kenya: Are school and community level factors relevant? Social Science and Medicine, 116: 93-101.

Tenkorang, E. Y. and Maticka-Tyndale, E. (2013). Individual and school-level correlates of HIV testing among secondary school youth in Kenya. Studies in Family Planning, 44(2): 169-187.