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Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN

Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

mkandawi@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6098
Cunningham Hall 695

Dr. Mkandawire-Valhmu joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing in 2006. Her areas of research and expertise include violence in the lives of women in Southern Africa, health care of immigrants and refugees, community health nursing and utilization and application of feminist methodology particularly in research with third world women.

Education

Ph D Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSN Nursing, Syracuse University
BSN Nursing, Syracuse University
Other Nursing, University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing

Awards & Honors

Excellence in Education Award
Sigma Theta Tau Eta Nu Chapter

New Investigator Award
UWM College of Nursing

Current Research

  1. Study Abroad as a Tool for Promoting Cultural Safety in Nursing Education
    Journal of Transcultural Nursing Manuscript submitted for consideration for publication
    Collaborators: Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy; J. Doering
  2. Violence in the lives of HIV-infected women in Malawi: A critical ethnography
    Collaborators: Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy; Stevens, Patricia

Contracts & Grants

  1. Faculty Diversity Research Award for Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race and Ethnicity
    Investigators: Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
  2. NIH Recovery Act: Administrative Supplement for Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity, and HIV in Rural Malawi
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Investigators: Patricia Stevens,  L Galvao,  L Weinhardt,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
  3. Violence in the Lives of HIV - Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: UWM Research Growth Initiative
    Investigators: Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
  4. Violence in the lives of HIV-infected women: A critical ethnography
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: University of Wisconsin Institute on Race and Ethnicity
    Investigator: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
  5. Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: UWM Research Growth Initiative
    Investigators: Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Intellectual Contributions

  1. J Kibicho,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Educating their communities to counteract HIV/AIDS-related myths and stigma, one conversation at a time: Lessons from Malawian women living with HIV, Information Age Publishing, Literacy as gendered discourse: Engaging the voices of women in global societies
  2. Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Banda Anne ,  Grappling with HIV Transmission Risks: Experiences of Rural Kenyan Women living with HIV, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23(5), 442-53
  3. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Mentoring Women Faculty Of Color In Nursing Academia: Creating An Environment That Supports Scholarly Growth And Retention, Nursing Outlook
  4. Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Anne Dressel,  Power of the collective in triumphing over stigma: Wisdom from Malawian women living with HIV/AIDS, Social Science & Medicine
  5. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens,  Peninnah Kako,  Anne Dressel,  (2014) Safety planning in focus groups of Malawian women living with HIV: Helping each other deal with violence and abuse., Violence Against Women, 19 1331-1349
  6. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  J Kibicho,  Patricia Stevens,  (2013) The innovative and collective capacity of low-income East African women in the era of HIV/AIDs: Contesting Western notions of African women, Health Care of Women International, 34(3/4), 332-350
  7. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Jennifer Kibicho,  Patricia Stevens,  (2013) The innovative and collective capacity of low-income East African women in the era of HIV/AIDS: Contesting western notions of African women, Health Care for Women International, 34(3/4), 332-350
  8. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Claire Wendland,  Patricia Stevens,  Peninnah Kako,  Anne Dressel,  Jennifer Kibicho,  (2013) Marriage as a risk factor for HIV: Learning from the experiences of HIV-infected women in Malawi, Global Public Health, 8(2), 187-201
  9. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Jennifer J Doering,  (2012) Study abroad as a tool for promoting cultural safety in nursing education, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(1), 82-89
  10. Catie Poronsky,  Jennifer J Doering,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Elizabeth Rice,  (2012) The transition to the tenure-track for nursing faculty with young children: A case study., Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(4), 255-259
  11. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Jennifer Kibicho,  (2012) Perceptions of the character of God as narrated by East African women living with HIV, Journal of Christian Nursing, 29(3), 10
  12. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens,  Peninnah Kako,  In search of feminist theorizing grounded in women’s agency that leads to emancipatory praxis: A focus on the capacity of nursing academia,
  13. Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Kibicho J ,  Banda A ,  Karani K ,  Missed Opportunities for early HIV diagnosis: Critical insights from the stories of Kenyan women living with HIV, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
  14. Peninnah Kako,  Peninnah KakoJ Kibicho,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens,  Anna L Karani,  Advocating for HIV Prevention and Care: A Critical Role for Older Women Living with HIV in Rural Kenya, Kenya Nursing Journal
  15. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  (2010) Mentoring women faculty of color in nursing academia: Creating an inclusive environment that supports scholarly growth and retention, Nursing Outlook, 58(3), 135-141
  16. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens,  (2010) The critical value of focus group discussions in research with women living with HIV in Malawi, Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), 684-696
  17. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRice,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRiceBathum,  (2009) Promoting an egalitarian approach to vulnerable populations of women, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1725-1734
  18. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguez,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguezAmmar,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguezAmmarNemoto,  (2009) Surviving Life as a Woman: A Critical Ethnography of Violence in the Lives of Female Domestic Workers in Malawi., Health Care for Women International, 30(9), 783-801
  19. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  E Kalipeni,  R Rodriguez,  (2009) The risk of HIV among women in Malawi: The case of domestic workers and their expereinces of violence, Strong women, dangerous times
  20. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  E Rice,  (2009) “Suffering In Thought”: An Analysis of The Mental Health Needs Of Female Domestic Workers Living With Violence In Malawi, Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  21. Nemoto,  NemotoRodriguez,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  (2008) Battered Japanese women’s perceptions and experiences of beneficial health care., Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 5(1), 41-49
  22. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, (2008) The social, demographic and public health contexts of Marburg, Ebola, and dengue hemorrhagic fevers in modern Africa, Byrne, J.P. Encyclopedia of Plagues, Pestilence and Pandemics
  23. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens,  (2007) Applying a feminist approach to health and human rights research in Malawi: A study of violence in the lives of female domestic workers, Advances in Nursing Science, 30(4), 278-289
  24. Nemoto,  NemotoRodriguez,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  (2006) Exploring the health care needs of women in abusive relationships in Japan, Health Care for Women International, 27 290-306

Presentations

  1. Does a structural intervention to increase food security and economic opportunity influence gender-based violence in rural Malawi?
    Event: 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Presenters: Lance Weinhardt,  J Kibicho,  L W Galvao,  Patricia Stevens,  K Grande,  N Mori,  T Mwenyekonde,  A M Muriuki,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
    October 2012
  2. Mid-term effects of a multilevel food security intervention on household food security, economic status, and use of sustainable agriculture practices in rural Malawi
    Event: 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Presenters: Lance Weinhardt,  L W Galvao,  T Mwenyekonde,  N Mori,  Fang Yan,  K Grande,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  E Saka,  M Lemke
    October 2012
  3. Mobilization for maternal health through village savings and loan associations in rural central Malawi
    Event: 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Presenters: L W Galvao,  Patricia Stevens,  E Saka,  T Saka,  C Depete,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  K Grande,  Lance Weinhardt
    October 2012
  4. Use of sustainable agriculture practices is related to food security in rural Malawi
    Event: 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Presenters: Lance Weinhardt,  L W Galvao,  T Mwenyekonde,  E Saka,  Fang Yan,  K Grande,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  N Mori,  J Kibicho,  M Lemke
    October 2012
  5. "Inside the House"/"Outside the House": Men's Gendered Logic about HIV Risk in Rural Kasungu District, Central Malawi
    Event: International AIDS Conference
    Presenters: Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Loren W. Galvao,  T. Mwenyekonde,  G. Kosamu,  C. Manda,  Lance Weinhardt
    July 2012
  6. A baseline random household survey of male circumcision prevalence, knowledge and attitudes of adults in a rural Kasungu District, Central Malawi
    Event: International AIDS Conference
    Presenters: Loren W. Galvao,  Katarina Grande,  T. Mwenyekonde,  Esther Saka,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Naoyo Mori,  Lance Weinhardt
    July 2012
  7. Can a structural economic and food security intervention promote HIV testing for women in rural Malawi?
    Event: International AIDS Conference
    Presenters: Lance Weinhardt,  L W Galvao,  K Grande,  T Mwenyekonde,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  N Mori,  J Kibicho,  C Depete,  F Kasende,  G Kosamu,  C Manda,  T Saka,  C Bryant,  M Lemke
    July 2012
  8. Identifying Barriers to Support Group Attendance: Insights from Women Living with HIV in Kenya
    Event: XIX International AIDS Conference
    Presenters: Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Kibicho J ,  Galvao L
    July 25, 2012
  9. The innovative and collective capacity of low-income East African women in the era of HIV/AIDS: Contesting western notions of African women
    Event: Intellectual History of Black Women Conference
    Presenters: Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako
    2011
  10. Women and HIV in Kenya
    Event: STTI
    Presenters: Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  A. Banda
    May 13, 2010
  11. Microfinance projects among women living with HIV in East Africa
    Event: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee International Women's Bazaar & Women in International Development
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Peninnah Kako,  Patricia Stevens
    April 26, 2010
  12. Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity, and HIV in Rural Malawi: Development of a Research Partnership Paradigm to Evaluate Large-Scale Multi-Level Structural Interventions
    Event: Unite for Sight 6th Annual Global Health Conference
    Presenters: Patricia Stevens,  L. S. Weinhardt,  L. Galvao,  D. Chatata,  W. Masanjala,  C. Bryant,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  M. Deshmukh
    April 2009
  13. Mentoring women faculty of color in nursing academia: Creating an environment that supports scholarly growth and retention
    Event: 15th International critical and feminist perspectives in health and social justice conference
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Patricia Stevens
    April 19, 2009
  14. Global Health Interventions Addressing the AIDS Epidemic in Malawi
    Event: 5th Annual Global Health Symposium
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuNorr,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuNorrMcCreary
    March 25, 2009
  15. Women and HIV in Malawi
    Event: Black History and Liberation Month Panel
    Presenter: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
    February 11, 2009
  16. The relevance of studying abroad: Perspectives from nursing students studying community health in Malawi
    Event: Qualitative Inquiry Research Conference
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Jennifer J Doering
    May 2008
  17. The Risk of HIV among women in Malawi: The case of female domestic workers and their experiences with sexual violence
    Event: Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa Symposium
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuKalipeni
    September 14, 2007
  18. Mpumulo: Investigating the strategic development of a culturally responsive prototype health center and shelter for battered women and girls in Malawi
    Event: Global Studies conference on Global health and social justice: Violence as a disease
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuSnyder
    March 30, 2007
  19. Applying a feminist approach to research with domestic workers in Malawi: The joys and challenges
    Event: 31st annual research conference for the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguez,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguezNemoto
    March 25, 2007
  20. Surviving life as a woman: A critical ethnography of violence against female domestic workers in Malawi
    Event: Nursing network on violence against women National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguez,  Lucy Mkandawire-ValhmuRodriguezNemoto
    March 17, 2007

Contact

mkandawi@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6098
Cunningham Hall 695

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