Dr Rainier Masa
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
North America, United States
Expertise and interests
academia and research
food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Food Security, Social and behavior change communications; strategic communications; social marketing; gender
Rural development, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Food security, Diet quality, Health, Sustainable diets, Sustainability
I am an assistant professor at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses on the microeconomic and social aspects of health in low-resource settings, including the intersection of food and HIV and food and nutrition insecurity in adolescents and young adults. I have a PhD (UNC at Chapel Hill) and a Masters (Washington University in St. Louis) degree in Social Work, and a bachelors degree from the Philippines (University of Santo Tomas).
Masa, R. & Chowa, G. (in press). Household food insecurity and educational outcomes in school-going adolescents in Ghana. Public Health Nutrition.
Masa, R., Bates, C., & Chowa, G. (in press). Direct and indirect associations of food insecurity, adolescent-parent relationship, and adolescent future orientation. Journal of Family Issues.
Masa, R., Khan, Z., & Chowa, G. (2020) .Youth food insecurity in Ghana and South Africa: Prevalence, socioeconomic correlates, and moderation effect of gender. Children and Youth Services Review. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105180
Masa, R., & Chowa, G. (2019). Correlates of animal source food consumption and its association with psychosocial functioning of adults in rural Uganda. Food Security, 11(3), 665–667. doi: 10.1007/s12571-019-00924-z
Masa, R., Graham, L., Khan, Z., Chowa, G., & Patel, L. (2019). Food insecurity, sexual risk taking, and sexual victimization in Ghanaian adolescents and young South African adults. International Journal of Public Health, 64(2), 153-163. doi:10.1007/s00038-018-1155-x
Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Nyirenda, V. (2018). Socioeconomic correlates of dietary diversity and its association with self-reported adherence and psychosocial functioning of people living with HIV in rural Zambia. Nutrition and Health, 24(2), 93–102. doi:10.1177/0260106018761282
Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Nyirenda, V. (2018). Chuma na Uchizi: A livelihood intervention to increase food security of people living with HIV in rural Zambia. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 29(1), 349–372. doi:10.1353/hpu.2018.0024
Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Bates, C. (2018). Household food insecurity and future orientation of Ghanaian youth and their parents. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 13(2), 170–182. doi:10.1080/17450128.2017.1392054
Masa, R., & Chowa, G. (2018). Food security of people living with HIV: A review of programs and evidence in resource-limited settings. HIV & AIDS Review. International Journal of HIV-Related Problems. 17(1), 1-7. doi:10.5114/hivar.2018.73977
Masa, R., & Chowa, G. (2017). A multi-level conceptual framework to understand the role of food insecurity on antiretroviral therapy adherence in low-resource settings: From theory to practice. Social Work in Public Health, 32(5), 324-338. doi:10.1080/19371918.2017.1289874
Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Nyirenda, V. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of food insecurity among people living with HIV enrolled in antiretroviral therapy and livelihood programs in two rural Zambian hospitals. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 56, 256-276. doi:10.1080/03670244.2017.1311256
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