Ebenezer Larnyo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Black Studies Research

Dr. Ebenezer Larnyo holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Jiangsu University and an MSc in Computer Science and Technology from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, both in Zhenjiang, China. Before joining CBSR at UCSB, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Health Policy and Management at Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.

His research broadly focuses on leveraging healthcare technologies and applied data science and analytics to improve quality of life, access to personalized healthcare, and reduce the burden of chronic diseases among the aged, people with cognitive impairment, and other socioeconomically disadvantaged groups in minority communities and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Some of his recent works borders on modeling the complex relationship between the actual use behavior of healthcare wearable devices and the quality of life of people with dementia and using nationally representative population-based data across low- and middle-income countries to predict how the disparities in socioeconomic status (SES) and other risk factors such as lifestyle and chronic diseases affect the cognitive functioning of adults in those countries.