Having completed his studies of philosophy and theology, he received the Baccalaureatus Theologiae from the Pontificia Università Urbaniana in Rome, Italy, and the Magister der Theologie from the Theologische Hochschule St. Gabriel, Mödling, Austria. He did graduate studies in anthropology first at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and then at the University of Florida, Gainesville, receiving a PhD in Anthropology and a Certificate in African Studies. He teaches courses on public and global health as well as the African continent at Creighton University in Omaha, USA.
His research focuses on issues at the intersection of health, volunteerism and religion. Currently, he systematically explores
(1) Faith Community Nursing’s impact on the health of clients,
(2) the role of social capital in refugee resettlement and refugee health, and
(3) intercultural competence within communities and among health professionals.
He is involved in (4) needs assessment studies and program evaluation as well as the development of health infrastructure assessment tools.
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