Abdou Simon Senghor is a postdoctoral researcher working on a methodological/conceptual development project on the basis of pragmatic ethics. His research interests include health decision making, autoethnography, social inequalities in health, trust, interprofessional collaboration, and aging. He obtained his PhD in sociology at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France). Specialized in the sociology of health, his doctoral work focused on the participation of patients with chronic kidney disease in therapeutic decision making. To this end, he used autoethnography methods to conduct a reflective analysis based on his experience as a patient with chronic kidney disease and analyzed the doctor-patient relationship to shed light on how patient choices and medical decisions were constructed. After his PhD, Abdou Simon Senghor worked on a project about cancer as a research assistant at the Sociology and Anthropology Laboratory (LaSA), based at the University of Franche-Comté (Besançon, France).
Abdou Simon Senghor also completed a postdoctoral internship at the University of Sherbrooke’ Centre for Action in Work Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (CAPRIT), where he worked on a project that focused on the beliefs and attitudes of stakeholders involved in the return-to-work/maintenance-to-work process for aging workers with disabilities.