Jennifer Kibicho

Jennifer Kibicho, PhD, CPA(Kenya)

  • Associate Professor

Dr. Kibicho, a health economist, joined the UWM College of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2013. Prior to joining UWM, Dr. Kibicho was an Assistant Professor at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Kibicho received a Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in HIV Prevention at CAIR in 2010. Dr. Kibicho’s research interests include the economic analyses of health care costs, prescription drug cost drivers, cost containment policies, and the cost of providing care to persons living with HIV/AIDS; pharmacy-mediated medication adherence interventions in diverse real-world pharmacy settings; and global health, including evaluations of structural-level interventions that address poverty, gender-based violence, and other structural factors that place individuals at elevated risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

Intellectual Contributions

Kibicho, Jennifer, Dilworth, T., Owczarzak, J., and Ndakuya, F. “Pharmacist-initiated adherence promotion activities for persons living with HIV in ambulatory care settings: Instrument development and initial psychometric testing.” Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy.

Kako, Peninnah, Kibicho, Jennifer, Dressel, Anne, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Ngui, Emmanuel. “'It is hard to swallow them without eating.' Antiretroviral Adherence Challenges Among Women Living with HIV in Kenya.” Advances in Nursing Science (Data-based manuscript).

Kibicho, Jennifer, and Campbell, J. K. “Community perspectives of second-generation alcohol misuse and HIV risk in rural Kenya: A gendered syndemic lens.” Global Public Health 14.12 (2019): 1733-1743.

Vyles, D., Chiu, A., Routes, J., Castells, M., Phillips, E. J., Kibicho, Jennifer, and Brousseau, D. C. “Antibiotic use after removal of penicillin allergy label.” Pediatrics 141.5 (2018): e20173466.

Kibicho, Jennifer, Pinkerton, S. D., Owczarzak, J., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Kako, Peninnah. “Are community-based pharmacists underused in the care of persons living with HIV? A need for structural and policy changes.” Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association 55.1 (2015): 19-30.

Kibicho, Jennifer, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, Calabrese, L., and Pinkerton, S. D. “Educating their communities to counteract HIV/AIDS-related myths and stigma, one conversation at a time: Lessons from Malawian women living with HIV>.” Literacy as gendered discourse: Engaging the voices of women in global societies.. Ed. Nitri, D. W. Information Age Publishing, (2015): 119-139.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, T, Grande, K M., Stevens, Patricia, Yan, A F., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Masanjala, W, Kibicho, Jennifer, Ngui, Emmanuel, Emer, L, and Watkins, S C. “Methods and protocol of a mixed method quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a structural economic and food security intervention on HIV vulnerability in rural Malawi: The SAGE4Health study.” SpringerPlus 3. (2014): 296.

Kako, Peninnah, Kibicho, Jennifer, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia, and Karani, A. K. “Advocating for HIV Prevention and Care.” SAGE Open 4.2 (2014).

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, T., Grande, K. M., Stevens, Patricia, Yan, A. F., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Masanjala, W., Kibicho, Jennifer, Ngui, E., Emer, L., and Watkins, S. C. “Methods and protocol of a mixed method quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a structural economic and food security intervention on HIV vulnerability in rural Malawi: The SAGE4Health Study.” Springerplus 3.item 296 (2014).

Kibicho, Jennifer, Pinkerton, S. D., and Owczarzak, J. “Community-based pharmacists' needs for HIV-related training and experience.” Journal of Pharmacy Practice 27.4 (2013): 369-378.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Wendland, Claire, Stevens, Patricia, Kako, Peninnah, Dressel, Anne, and Kibicho, Jennifer. “Marriage as a risk factor for HIV: Learning from the experiences of HIV-infected women in Malawi.” Global Public Health 8.2 (2013): 187-201.

Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kibicho, Jennifer, Karani, A K., and Dressel, Anne. “Missed opportunities for early HIV diagnosis: Critical insights from the stories of Kenyan women living with HIV.” International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 51.5 (2013).

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, Kibicho, Jennifer, and Stevens, Patricia. “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 (2013): 332-350.

Pinkerton, Steven D., Kibicho, Jennifer, and Galletly, Carol L. “Is the US AIDS drug assistance program cost-effective?.” AIDS and Behavior 17.1 (2013): 1-4.

Kibicho, Jennifer, and Owczarzak, Jill. “A patient-centered pharmacy services model of HIV patient care in community pharmacy settings: A theoretical and empirical framework.” AIDS Patient Care and STDs 26.1 (2012): 20-28.

Kibicho, Jennifer, and Pinkerton, Steven D. “Multiple drug cost containment policies in Michigan's Medicaid program saved money overall, although some increased costs.” Health Affairs (Millwood) 31.4 (2012): 816-826.

Kibicho, Jennifer, Owczarzak, Jill, and Pinkerton, Steven D. “Opinions of a small sample of pharmacists about pharmacy setting and patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy.” Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 18.6 (2012): 446-452.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Kibicho, Jennifer. “Perceptions of the character of God as narrated by East African women living with HIV.” Journal of Christian Nursing 29.3 (2012): 164-172.

Kibicho, Jennifer, and Owczarzak, Jill. “Pharmacists' experiences providing care to HIV-infected patients: Perspectives on adherence barriers, strategies and challenges to promoting adherence.” The journal of American Pharmacists Association 51.6 (2011): 746-755.

Kibicho, Jennifer, and Owczarzak, J. “Pharmacists' strategies for promoting medication adherence among patients with HIV.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA 51.6 (2011): 746-755.