Francisca Omorodion

Dr. Francisca Omorodion

Francisca Isi Omorodion, PhD, MA, BA
Associate Professor

Office: CHS 50-2
Email: omorodif@uwindsor.ca
Telephone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2203

 

Research: 

Family, Sex and Gender, Sexuality and Health Development

Education:

  • PhD (University of Benin, Nigeria - Sociology and Anthropology)
  • MA (University of Toronto - Sociology of Education)
  • MA (Exeter University, United Kingdom - Applied Population Research)
  • BA (McMaster University - Sociology)

Recent and Key Publications:

Chapters in Books:

  • "The social, economic,and environmental costs of oil exploration on communities in Nigeria's Niger-Delta Region", Omorodion, Francisca I., in Okafor, Francis, C., Critical issues on Nigeria's development, (Spectrum Books Ltd., Ibadan, Nigeria & Safari Books (Eport) Ltd, UK, 2011), 488-513 pp

Articles in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals:

  • ‚ÄčOmorodion, F; Etowa, E; Kerr, J. (2021). Correlates of casual sex amidst vulnerability to HIV among ACB heterosexual men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario Canada. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 3: 1-12.
  • Konkor, I; Mkandawire, P; Antabe, R; Luginaah, I; Husbands, W; Wong, J; Lawson, E; Etowa, J; Omorodion, F; McIntosh, M. (2021). Sexual Debut Among Heterosexual Men of African and Caribbean Descent: Are the Youth Initiating Sex Earlier than the Older Generation? Archives of Sexual Behaviour. 50: 2359-2369.
  • Husbands, W; Etowa, J; Oakes, W; Omorodion, F; Luginaah, I; Etowa, E; Ghose, B; Wong, J. (2021). Advancing Research for HIV Prevention among African, Caribbean and Black men: Protocol for multi-site Cross-Sectional Study in Ontario (weSpeak Study in Ontario). Medicine. 100(18): e25662.
  • Omorodion, F; Jangu, N; Etowa, E. (2021). The Influence of Mass Media and Pop-culture on Young Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian (ACB) men in Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1: 1-10.
  • Luginaah, N; Konkor, I; Lawson, E; Mkandawire, P; Husbands, W; Omorodion, F; Etowa, J; Antabe, R; Wong, J. (2021). Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV testing among heterosexual Black men in Ontario, Canada: findings from the weSpeak study. Ethnicity and Health. 2021: 1-16.
  • Omorodion, F; Jangu, N; Etoea, E. (2021). The Influence of Mass Media and Pop-culture on Young Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian (ACB) Men in Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1: 59-64.
  • Konkor, I., P. Mkandawire, R. Antabe, I. Luginaah, W. Husbands, J. Wong, E. Lawson, J. Etowa, F. Omorodion Martin D. McIntosh8. (2021). Sexual Debut Among Heterosexual Men of African and Caribbean Descent: Are the Youth Initiating Sex Earlier than the Older Generation? Archives of Sexual Behavior. 23: 1-11.
  • Etowa, J; Ghose, B; Loemba, H; Husbands, W; Etowa, E; Omorodion, F; Luginaah, I; Womg, J. (2021). Factors Associated with Condom Knowledge, Attitude, and Use among Black Heterosexual Men in Ontario, Canada. The Scientific World Journal.2021: 1-9.
  • Omorodion, F; Etowa, E; Kerr, J; Ghose, B; Etowa, J. (2021). HIV exposure through heterosexual contacts: Analysis of demographic, behavioral and structural risk factors among Black men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 3(2): 1-12.
  • Konkor, I; Mkandawire, P; Luginaah, I; Husbands, W; Omorodion, F; Wong, J; Etowa, J. (2021). Access to Healthcare Services among Heterosexual Black Men in Ontario, Canada. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 2021: 1-18.
  • Omorodion, F'; Egbe, E; Kerr, J; Ghose, B; Etowa, J. (2021). HIV Exposure through Heterosexual Contacts: Analysis of Demographic, Behavioral and Structural Risk Factors among Black Men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 3(2): 171-179.
  • Omorodion, F; Maticke-Tyndale, E; Jangu, N. (2020). Mapping Contextual Drivers of HIV Vulnerability: A Qualitative Study of African, Caribbean, Black Youth in Windsor, Canada. Archives of Women Health Care. 3(5): 1-8.
  • Omorodion, F. (2020). Knowledge and Perceptions of Female Genital Mutilation among African Immigrant Women in Windsor, Canada. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 12(2): 45-50.
  • Omorodion, F. (2020). African Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 11(2): 15-24.
  • Jangu, N., & Omorodion, F., & Kerr, J. (2019). The Perception of Religious Leaders on HIV and their Role in HIV Prevention: A Case Study African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities in Windsor, Ontario. Journal of Religion and Health. 1: 1-12.
  • Kerr, J, Northington, T.S., Maticka-Tyndale, E., & ACBY Team (2018). Perceived Neighbourhood Quality and HIV-related Stigma among African Diasporic Youth; Results from the African, Caribbean, and Black Youth (ACBY) Study, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 29(2), 651-663. Role: A member of the ACBY Team conceptualization of the study, contributed to the literature review and trained staff and conducted the community mapping
  • Kerr, J., Maticka-Tyndale, E., Bynum, S., Mihan, R. & The ACBY Team, Sexual Networking and Partner Characteristics among Single, African, Caribbean, and Black Youth in Windsor, Ontario, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 1891?1899. A member of the ACBY Team conceptualization of the study, contributed to the literature review and trained staff and conducted the community mapping
  • Mihan, R., Kerr, J., Maticka-Tyndale, E., and The ACBY Team, HIV-related Stigma among African, Caribbean, and Black Youth in Windsor, Ontario., AIDS Care, 28(6), 758-763. A member of the ACBY Team conceptualization of the study, contributed to the literature review and trained staff and conducted the community mapping.
  • Omorodion, Francisca I., African Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada, Women against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, 2013
  • Omorodion, Francisca, I; Akpede, Ese; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor; Agbontean-Eghafona, kokunrhe; Onokerhoeaye, Andrew, G; HP4RY Team, The use of National Youth Service Corp members to build AIDS Competent Communities in rural Edo State, Nigeria, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 16: 2012
  • Dlamini, Nomnuso, S; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanir; Omorodion, Francisca, I; Anucha, Uzo; and the HP4RY Team, What does a decolonizing /decentralizing methodology in examining sexual lives entails? A critical reflective case study, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 16: 55-70 pp, 2012
  • Omorodion, Francisca I., Gendering of work and its implications on youth sexuality in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, International Journal of Sociology & Anthropolgy, 37: 236-244 pp, 2011
  • Omorodion, Francisca I., Vulnerability of Nigerian Secondary School Students to Human Trafficking in Nigeria, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 13: 33-48 pp, 2009

Conference Publications:

  • Omorodion, F., & Jangu, N. (2021). Perceptions of HIV Vulnerabilities among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Men in Windsor and Essex County. 5th International Conference & Expo on HIV & AIDS
  • Omorodion, F., Coltman, L., Banajife, O., & Etowa, E. (2021). Learning Experiences and Challenges Facing Black Students at the University of Windsor. International Online Teaching Symposium, University of Windsor
  • Coltman, L; & Omorodion, F. (2021). International Students Online Learning Experiences and Perceptions of Schooling in Canada: A Case Study of the University of Windsor. International Online Teaching

Working Papers:

  • Omorodion F., Etowa, E., Kerr, J. (2021). Structural, behavioral, and demographic risk factors of HIV among Heterosexual Black men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario.
  • Omorodion, F., Etowa, F., Etowa, J., Ghose, B. (2021). Negotiating Access to Canadian Healthcare System: The Experiences of Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians in Windsor.
  • Omorodion, F., Jangu, N., Kerr, J., Allen, A., & Etow, E. (2021). Perceptions of HIV Vulnerabilities among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadians in Windsor and Essex

Presentations:

  • Jangu, N., & Omorodion, F. (2020). The Dangers of Mass Media and Pop-Culture in Relation to HIV Vulnerability: A Case Study of African, Caribbean and Black Canadian (ACB) men in Windsor, Ontario.CAHR 2020: Hope, Victories and Perseverance beyond 2020, Quebec City, Canada
  • Jangu, N., & Omorodion (2020). HIV vulnerability among Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) men in Windsor and Essex County: A Perspective of Service Providers. CAHR 2020: Hope, Victories and Perseverance beyond 2020, Quebec City, Canada
  • Jangu, N., & Omorodion, F. (2020). Perceptions of HIV Vulnerabilities among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadians in Windsor and Essex County. CAHR 2020: Hope, Victories and Perseverance beyond 2020, Quebec City, Canada
  • Omorodion, F., & Jangu, N. (2020). HIV Vulnerabilities: The Differences in Perceptions among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadians in Windsor and Essex County. 5th International Conference & Expo on HIV & AIDS, Philadelphia, United States
  • Omorodion, F., & Jangu, N. (2019). Social context and HIV vulnerability among ACB heterosexual men in Windsor and Essex County, Canada. 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019), Saskatoon, Canada.
  • Okonufua, O., Omorodion, F., & Allen, A. (2021). Constructions of Masculinity: A Qualitative Study of Heterosexual ACB Men in Windsor-EssexCounty. OHTN Endgame 3, Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). OHTN Endgame 3, Toronto, Canada.
  • Omorodion, F (2017). Ideologies of Black Masculinity and HIV Vulnerability: A Study of Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Youth Living in Ontario. The 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Omorodion, F. (2017). Mapping Contextual Drivers of HIV Vulnerability: A Study of African, Caribbean (ACB) youth in Windsor, Canada. The 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Omorodion, F., & Jangu, N. (2018). Constructions of Masculinity: A Qualitative Study of Heterosexual ACB Men in Windsor-Essex. OHTN Endgame 2. Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), Toronto, Canada
  • Omorodion, F., Wong, J., Husbands, W., Luginaah, I., Etowa, J., Jangu, N., Miller, D. (2016). Understanding Black Masculinity & HIV Vulnerability: What did African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Heterosexual Young Men in Ontario Have to Say? OHTN Endgame 1, Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). OHTN Endgame 3, Toronto, Canada.

Grants:

  • Omorodion, F., Beckford, A., Allen, A., Egbe, E. (October 2021- September 2021). Improving the Employability and resilience among African, the Caribbean and black Canadian (ACB) Men in Windsor-Essex County. Obtained SSHRC Connection Grant Obtained $49,422. Principal Investigator
  • Omorodion, F., & Egbe, E. (July 2021- June 2021). Improving the Employability and resilience among African, the Caribbean and black Canadian (ACB) Men in Windsor-Essex County. Obtained SSHRC Connection Grant Obtained $49,422 Principal Investigator.
  • Lawson, E. S., Abade, T., Arku, G., Kuuire, V., Luginaah, I., Omorodion, F., Strange, S., Kosmack, D., & Husbands, W. Omorodion, F., & Egbe, E. (July 2021-June 2023). Racialized and Immigrant Women at the Pandemic Frontiers: A Feminist Inquiry into the Lives of Essential Workers in Ontario, SHRC Insight development Grant Obtained $64,000 Co-Applicant
  • Luginaah, I., Arku, G., Abada, T., Lawson, E., Kuuire, V., Omorodion, F., Husbands, W., Kosmack, D., Warring, C., McIntosh, M. (2020-2021). Understanding the Challenges and Resilience among Visible Minority Essential Workers: Preparing for Future Pandemics in Ontario, Western Research Catalyst Grant. Obtained $49,980 Co Applicant.
  • Wong, J., W. Husbands, J. Etowah, F. Omorodion, and I. Luginaah. (2014- 2020) "Reducing HIV Vulnerabilities and Promoting Resilience among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, the Caribbean and Black Men in Ontario, CIHR Grant on Boys and Men's Health Attitudes." BMC Public Health, 9: 75. https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49638.html. Obtained CIHR/OHTN C CAD1,499,000 PI Windsor Site.

Awards:

  • University of Windsor Teaching Faculty Award, 2006
  • Chevning Fellowship, UK, 1995
  • CODESRIA Small Grants for Doctorate Degree, 1993

Community Involvement:

  • Member Nigerian Canadian Association of Windsor
  • Chair Welfare Committee, Throne of Grace
  • Member Board of AIDS Committee of Windsor
  • 2001 to 2003 President, Immigrant, Refugee, and Visible Minority Women of Saskatchewan, Provincial Board, Regina, SK
  • 2001 to 2002 Social Secretary, Daughters of Africa, Regina, SK., Canada
  • 2003 to 2005 Member African Association of Windsor