- children & adolescents, community health, cultural competency, global health, poverty, refugees & immigrants, community-engaged research & practice, qualitative methods, abuse & neglect
Dr. Sensoy Bahar is interested in examining the interrelatedness of poverty, migration, and marginalization, and the consequences (such as child labor) for children and families in poverty-impacted communities. Her current research program focuses on youth experiences of child work and labor, as well as individual, family, and contextual factors leading to child labor, specifically in Turkey and Ghana. The goal of Dr. Sensoy Bahar’s work is to develop culturally and contextually-relevant interventions to reduce risk factors associated with child labor. Additionally, Dr. Sensoy Bahar serves as the lead to the SMART Africa Center that aims to advance child behavioral health services and implementation science capacity in Sub Saharan Africa.