Kaboni W. Gondwe, PhD, RN

Kaboni W. Gondwe, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
414-229-5466
gondwe@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 607
Assistant Professor

Dr. Gondwe holds a PhD in Nursing and Doctoral Certificate in Global Health from Duke University. She received her undergraduate degree and midwifery training from University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing and her Masters in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration from Ohio University.

Her research is focused on maternal and child health; she is currently working on maternal mental health and mother-infant relationship in Malawi and the United States.

Education

PhD Nursing, Duke University
Doctoral Certificate in Global Health, Duke University
MSN Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration,Ohio University
University Certificate in Midwifery University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing
BSN University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing
Certificate in Global Nursing, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool Van Amsterdam

Awards & Honors

Fulbright Junior Staff Development Scholar (2010, July 1) IIE

Kaponda Distinguished Midwifery Scholar Award (2009, January 1) University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing

Intellectual Contributions

Ngui, E. M., Kako, P. M., Dressel, A., Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Walker, R. J., Gondwe, K. W., Prigmore, H. L., & Egede, L. E. (2020). The association of HIV status with rural-urban differences in wealth in Malawi: 2004-2015/16. AIDS care, 1–7.

Dressel, A., Mkandawire, E., Gondwe, K. W., Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Nordin, S., Vilakazi, N., Scheer, V., Kako, P., Ngui, E., Neiman, T., Ruiz, A., Luebke, J., Minjale, P., Merriman, A., Finch, L. K., & Egede, L. (2020). The Intersection of Food Insecurity and Health for Rural Malawian Women at End of Life. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 26(7).

Nutor, J. J., Duah, H. O., Agbadi, P., Duodu, P. A., & Gondwe, K. W. (2020). Spatial analysis of factors associated with HIV infection in Malawi: indicators for effective prevention. BMC public health20(1), 1167.

Nutor J. J., Duodu P. A., Agbadi P., Duah H. O., Oladimeji K. E., & Gondwe K. W. (2020). Predictors of high HIV+ prevalence in Mozambique: A complex samples logistic regression modeling and spatial mapping approaches. PLoS One. 2020 Jun 4;15(6):e0234034.

Gondwe, K.W., Walker, R. J., Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Dressel, A., Ngui, E. M., Kako, P. M., & Egede, L. (in press). Predictors of Wealth Index in Malawi – Analysis of Malawi Demographic Health Survey 2004-2015. Public Health in Practice, 100059

Small, M. J., Gondwe, K. W., & Brown, H. L. (2020). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Severe Maternal Morbidity. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 47(3), 453–461.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Brandon, Debra, Yang, Qing, Malcom, William F., Small, Maria J., and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Emotional distress in mothers of early-preterm infants, late-preterm infants, and full-term infants in Malawi.” Nursing Outlook.

Olukotun, O. Gondwe, K., & Mkandawire-Valhmu, L. (2019). The mental health implications of living in the shadows: The lived experience and coping strategies of undocumented African migrant women. Behavioral Sciences, 9, 127; doi:10.3390/bs9120127

Gondwe, Kaboni, Brandon, Debra H., Yang, Qing, Malcom, William F., Small, Maria J., and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “An Observational Study on Early Dyadic Interactive Behaviors of Mothers With Early-Preterm, Late-Preterm, and Full-Term Infants in Malawi.” Advances in Neonatal Care. (2019).

Dardas, L A., Silva, S G., Scott, J, Gondwe, Kaboni, Smoski, M J., Noonan, D, and Simmons, L A. “Do beliefs about depression etiologies influence the type and severity of depression stigma? The case of Arab adolescents.” Perspectives in psychiatric care. (2018).

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Brandon, Debra, Yang, Qing, Chirwa, Ellen, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Validation of the Chichewa Perinatal PTSD Questionnaire and Chichewa Child Health Worry Scale.” International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 9. (2018): 42-48.

Gondwe, Kaboni, Yang, Qing, White-Traut, Rosemary, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Maternal Psychological Distress and Mother-Infant Relationship: Multiple-Birth Versus Singleton Preterm Infants.” NEONATAL NETWORK 36.2 (2017): 77-88.

Gondwe, Kaboni, White-Traut, Rosemary, Brandon, Debra, Pan, Wei, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “The role of sociodemographic factors in maternal psychological distress and mother-preterm infant interactions.” RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH 40.6 (2017): 528-540.

Gondwe, Kaboni, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Posttraumatic stress symptoms in mothers of preterm infants.” International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 3. (2015): 8-17.

Presentations

Kanelos, M. A., Van Fleet, A., Panta, S., & Gondwe, K. W. The tole of the nurse-midwife in early initiation of breastfeeding. Poster presentation, April 2020, University of Milwaukee Undergraduate Student Symposium.

Kanelos, M., van Fleet, A, Rogers, O. L., Monese, N. R., & Gondwe K. W. (March 2019). The effects of maternal socio-demographic and obstetric factors on infant outcomes in Malawi. Poster presentation, University of Milwaukee Undergraduate Student Symposium.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Brandon, Debra, Malcolm, William F., Small, Maria J., Chimala, Eveless, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “The Effects of Kangaroo Mother Care on Maternal Emotional Distress and Mother-infant Interactions in Malawi.” Sigma Nursing Chi Xi at Large conference. Lilongwe, Malawi. August 2019.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Brandon, Debra, Malcom, William F., Small, Maria J., Chimala, Eveles, Chirwa, Ellen, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Experiences of Malawian others with early-preterm, late-preterm, and full-term infants during hospitalization.” Southern Nurses Research Society 2019 Annual Conference. . March 2019.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Yang, Qing, Brandon, Debra, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Emotional repsonses of others with early preterm, late-preterm, and full-term infants in Malawi.” Southern Nurses Research Society 2018 Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. March 2018.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., White-Traut, Rosemary, Brandon, Debra, Pan, Wei, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Racial differences in maternal psychological distress and mother-preterm infant interactions..” Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference. Dallas Texas. February 2017.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Yang, Qing, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Validation of the Chichewa Perinatal PTSD Questionnaire (PPQ) and Chichewa Child Health Worry Scale (CHWS) in Malawi..” Sigma Theta Tau International, 27th International Nursing Research Congress. Cape Town, South Africa. July 2016.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., Yang, Qing, and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Maternal psychological distress and mother-infant relationship: Multiple versus singleton-birth preterm infants..” The Council Advancement of Nursing Science 2015 Special Topics Conference. Washington DC. October 2015.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Post-traumatic stress experiences of mothers with preterm infants.” Southern Nursing Research Society 28th Annual Conference. Tampa, Florida. February 2015.

Gondwe, Kaboni W., and Holditch-Davis, Diane. “Impact of ineffective legislation and cultural norms on the girl child in Malawi.” Kaboni Gondwe. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2014.

Buchman, Sherleena, Snider, Patricia B., Luo, Tian, and Gondwe, Kabonni W.“Using Twitter to facilitate case-based instruction in a nursing classroom.” 24th International Conference of the Society for Information technology and teacher Education (SITE). New Orleans, LA. March 2013.