Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN

Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
414-229-6098
mkandawi@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 695
Associate Professor

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 Madison, WI
MSN Nursing Syracuse University Syracuse, New York
BSN Nursing Syracuse University Syracuse, New York
Diploma in Nursing Nursing University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing Lilongwe, Malawi

Awards & Honors

Excellence in Education Award Sigma Theta Tau Eta Nu Chapter

New Investigator Award UWM College of Nursing

Current Research

Study Abroad as a Tool for Promoting Cultural Safety in Nursing EducationJournal of Transcultural Nursing Manuscript submitted for consideration for publication
Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, J. Doering

Violence in the lives of HIV-infected women in Malawi: A critical ethnography
Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia

Contracts & Grants

Building Capacity to Retain Malawian and Kenyan Orphaned and Vulnerable Girls in Secondary School
DREAMS Innovation
Jennifer Kibicho, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Development Innovation Ventures: Fostering Collective Action through Local Support Systems (FOCALS) for HIV-Infected Women in Malawi
US Agency for International Development
Contract
Timothy Ehlinger, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

National Institutes of Health “Structural Factors and HIV Risk: Longitudinal Comparative Study of Malawian Women
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

National Institutes of Health “Structural Factors and HIV Risk: Longitudinal Comparative Study of Malawian Women
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Lifting Women out of Poverty: Assessing and Evaluating the Nia Imani Mode
Social Compact
Grant
Jennifer Kibicho, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Faculty Diversity Research Award for Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women
University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race and Ethnicity
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Exploring Potential Health Services for Abused Women and Girls in Malawi: The Perspectives of Malawian Women and the Nurses Providing their Health Care
Start-up funds and the Harriet H. Werley Faculty and Academic Staff Research Award
Grant
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

NIH Recovery Act: Administrative Supplement for Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity, and HIV in Rural Malawi
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Grant
Patricia Stevens, L Galvao, L Weinhardt, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Violence in the Lives of HIV - Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
UWM Research Growth Initiative
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Violence in the lives of HIV-infected women: A critical ethnography
University of Wisconsin Institute on Race and Ethnicity
Grant
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
UWM Research Growth Initiative
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Piloting a Support Group Intervention for Health Promotion, Health Protection and Psychosocial Support of Women Living with HIV in Malawi
UWM Graduate School Research Award
Grant
Patricia Stevens, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

MPUMULO: Investigations of Culturally Embedded Abuse in the Design of a Self-sustaining Shelter for Women and Girls in Blantyre, Malawi
Boston Society of Architects
Grant
Gil Snyder, James Dicker, Rachel Rodriguez, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

Intellectual Contributions

Kibicho, J, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Stevens, Patricia. 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. Nteri, D. W. Information Age Publishing.

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).

Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Dressel, Anne. “Power of the collective in triumphing over stigma: Wisdom from Malawian women living with HIV/AIDS.” Social Science & Medicine.

Olukotun, O., Kako, Peninnah, Dressel, Anne, and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “A qualitative exploration of the experiences of undocumented African immigrant women in the health care delivery system.” Nursing Outlook.

Adebayo, Comfort T., Shaw, L., Olukotun, O. V., Ibekewe, C. E., Ruiz, A. M., Dressel, Anne, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Sahlstein Parcell, Erin M. “Challenges of the Black Community in Accessing Healthcare in the US.” Advances in Nursing Science.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Stevens, Patricia. “Mentoring Women Faculty Of Color In Nursing Academia: Creating An Environment That Supports Scholarly Growth And Retention.” Nursing Outlook.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Bauer, Wendy S., Stevens, Patricia E., Galvao, Loren W., Grande, Katarina M., Yerges, April, Emer, Lindsay, Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, and Weinhardt, Lance. “Rural Malawian women's resistance to systematic oppression, violence, and abuse by their husbands.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia, Kako, Peninnah, .... In search of feminist theorizing grounded in women’s agency that leads to emancipatory praxis: A focus on the capacity of nursing academia. Ed. Kagan, Paula, Chinn, Peggy, and Smith, Marlaine.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Weitzel, J., Dressel, Anne, Neiman, T., Hafez, S., Olukotun, O., Kreutziger, S., Scheer, V., Washington, R., Hess, A., Morgan, Sarah, and Stevens, Patricia. “Enhancing cultural safety among undergraduate nursing students through watching documentaries.” Nursing Inquiry 26.1 (2019): e12270.

Mkandawire, E., Hendriks, S. L., and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “A gender assessment of Malawi's National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan 2007-2012.” Development Policy Review 36.S2 (2018): O634-O656.

Wesp, L. M., Scheer, V., Ruiz, A., Walker, K., Weitzel, J., Shaw, L., Kako, Peninnah, and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “An emancipatory approach to cultural competency: The application of critical race, postcolonial, and intersectionality theories.” ANS: Advances in Nursing Science 41.4 (2018): 316-326.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. Cultural safety, healthcare and vulnerable populations. 2018.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Lathen, L., Baisch, Mary J., Cotton, Q., Dressel, Anne, Antilla, J., Olukotun, O., Washington, R., Jordan, L., and Hess, A. “Enhancing healthier birth outcomes by creating supportive spaces for pregnant African American women living in Milwaukee.” Maternal & Child Health Journal 22.12 (2018): 1797-1804.

Olukotun, Oluwatoyin, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kreuziger, Suzanne B., Dressel, Anne, Wesp, Linda, Sima, Christina, Scheer, Victoria, Weitzel, Jennifer, Washington, Rosetta, Hess, Alexa, Kako, Peninnah, and Stevens, Patricia. “Preparing culturally safe student nurses: An analysis of undergraduate cultural diversity course reflections.” Journal of Professional Nursing 34. (2018): 245-252.

Dressel, Anne, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Dietrich, Ann, Chirwa, Ellen, Mgawadere, Florence, Kambalemetore, Sylvia, and Kako, Peninnah. “Local to global: Working together to meet the needs of vulnerable communities.” Journal of Interprofessional Care 31.5 (2017): 667-669.

Yerges, April L., Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Bauer, Wendy, Mwenyekonde, T. N., Weinhardt, Lance S., and Galvao, Loren W. “Women's narratives of living in polygamous marriages: Rural Malawian experience distilled and preserved in poetic constructions.” Health Care for Women International 38.8 (2017): 873-891.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Yan, A F., Stevens, Patricia, Mwenyekonde, T N., Ngui, Emmanuel, Emer, L, Grande, K M., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Watkins, S C. “Mixed-method quasi-experimental study of outcomes of a large-scale multilevel economic and food security intervention on HIV vulnerability in Rural Malawi.” AIDS and behavior. (2016).

Scheer, V. L., Stevens, Patricia, and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Raising questions about capitalist globalization and universalizing views on women: A transnational feminist critique of the World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development.” ANS: Advances in Nursing Science 39.2 (2016): 96-107.

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, J., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia, and Karani, Anna L. “Advocating for HIV prevention and care: A critical role for older women living with HIV in rural Kenya.” SAGE Open 2014.4 (2014).

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia, and Kako, Peninnah. “Teaching, research and service synthesized as postcolonial feminist praxis.” Philosophies and practices of emancipatory nursing: Social justice as praxis.. Rutledge, (2014): 231-239.

Dressel, Anne, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Stevens, Patricia. “Peace, health, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: The experience of HIV-positive women in Malawi and Kenya.” Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict 2014. (2014): 18-20.

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).

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

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, Kibicho, J, 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 of Women International 34.3/4 (2013): 332-350.

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.

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.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Stevens, Patricia, Kako, Peninnah, and Dressel, Anne. “Safety planning in focus groups of Malawian women living with HIV: Helping each other deal with violence and abuse.” Violence Against Women 19.11 (2013): 1331-1349.

Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and 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 (2012): 442-453.

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.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Doering, Jennifer J. “Study abroad as a tool for promoting cultural safety in nursing education.” Journal of Transcultural Nursing 23.1 (2012): 82-89.

Poronsky, Catie, Doering, Jennifer J., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Rice, Elizabeth. “The transition to the tenure-track for nursing faculty with young children: A case study.” Nursing Education Perspectives 33.4 (2012): 255-259.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, and Stevens, Patricia. “Mentoring women faculty of color in nursing academia: Creating an inclusive environment that supports scholarly growth and retention.” Nursing Outlook 58.3 (2010): 135-141.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Stevens, Patricia. “The critical value of focus group discussions in research with women living with HIV in Malawi.” Qualitative Health Research 20.5 (2010): 684-696.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Rice, , and Bathum, . “Promoting an egalitarian approach to vulnerable populations of women.” Journal of Advanced Nursing 65.8 (2009): 1725-1734.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Rodriguez, , Ammar, , and Nemoto, . “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 (2009): 783-801.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kalipeni, E, and Rodriguez, R. The risk of HIV among women in Malawi: The case of domestic workers and their expereinces of violence. Strong women, dangerous times, 2009.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Rice, E. ““Suffering In Thought”: An Analysis of The Mental Health Needs Of Female Domestic Workers Living With Violence In Malawi.” Issues in Mental Health Nursing. (2009).

Nemoto, , Rodriguez,  and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Battered Japanese women’s perceptions and experiences of beneficial health care.” Japan Journal of Nursing Science 5.1 (2008): 41-49.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. 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, 2008.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Stevens, Patricia. “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 (2007): 278-289.

Nemoto, , Rodriguez, , and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Exploring the health care needs of women in abusive relationships in Japan.” Health Care for Women International 27. (2006): 290-306.

Presentations

Kako, Peninnah, Kibicho, Jennifer, Dressel, Anne, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Ngui, Emmanuel. “'It is Hard to Swallow Them Without Eating:' Antiretrorival Adherence Challenges among Women Living with HIV in Kenya.” Annual Research Conference Qualitative Research Guaranteed Symposium. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. March 2016.

Emer, L., Yan, A. F., Stevens, P. E., Grande, K., Ngui, E., Mwenyekonde, T., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Saka, T., Manda, C., Lemke, M., Depete, C., and Weinhardt, Lance. “Can a large-scale, multilevel economic and food security structural intervention have an impact on gender dynamics in rural central Malawi?.” American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2015.

Kibicho, Jennifer, Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Grande, Katarina, Stevens, Patricia, and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Do Demographics Alone Predict HIV Testing Behavior among Rural Malawians?.” 141th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. November 2013.

Weinhardt, Lance, Kibicho, J, Galvao, L W., Stevens, Patricia, Grande, K, Mori, N, Mwenyekonde, T, Muriuki, A M., and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Does a structural intervention to increase food security and economic opportunity influence gender-based violence in rural Malawi?.” 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, L W., Mwenyekonde, T, Mori, N, Yan, Fang, Grande, K, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Saka, E, and Lemke, M. “Mid-term effects of a multilevel food security intervention on household food security, economic status, and use of sustainable agriculture practices in rural Malawi.” 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Galvao, L W., Stevens, Patricia, Saka, E, Saka, T, Depete, C, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Grande, K, and Weinhardt, Lance. “Mobilization for maternal health through village savings and loan associations in rural central Malawi.” 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, L W., Mwenyekonde, T, Saka, E, Yan, Fang, Grande, K, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, N, Kibicho, J, and Lemke, M. “Use of sustainable agriculture practices is related to food security in rural Malawi.” 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Kibicho, Jennifer, Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Stevens, Patricia, Grande, Katarina, Mori, Naoyo, Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Muriuki, Andrew M., and Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Does a Structural Intervention to Increase Food Security and Economic Opportunity Influence Gender-based Violence in Rural Malawi?.” 140th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Mori, Naoyo, Kibicho, Jennifer, Grande, Katarina, Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Saka, Esther, and Lemke, Melissa R.“Mid-term Effects of a Multilevel Food Security Intervention on Household Food Security, Economic Status, and Use of Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Rural Malawi.” 140th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Saka, Esther, Grande, Katarina, Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, Naoyo, Kibicho, Jennifer, and Lemke, Melissa R.“Use of Sustainable Agriculture Practices is Related to Food Security in Rural Malawi.” 140th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Galvao, Loren W., Mwenyekonde, T., Kosamu, G., Manda, C., and Weinhardt, Lance. “'Inside the House'/'Outside the House': Men's Gendered Logic about HIV Risk in Rural Kasungu District, Central Malawi.” International AIDS Conference. Washington, DC. July 2012.

Galvao, Loren W., Grande, Katarina, Mwenyekonde, T., Saka, Esther, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, Naoyo, and Weinhardt, Lance. “A baseline random household survey of male circumcision prevalence, knowledge and attitudes of adults in a rural Kasungu District, Central Malawi.” International AIDS Conference. Washington, DC. July 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, L W., Grande, K, Mwenyekonde, T, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, N, Kibicho, J, Depete, C, Kasende, F, Kosamu, G, Manda, C, Saka, T, Bryant, C, and Lemke, M. “Can a structural economic and food security intervention promote HIV testing for women in rural Malawi?.” International AIDS Conference. Washington, DC. July 2012.

Galvao, Loren W., Grande, Katarina, Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Saka, Esther, Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, Naoyo, Kibicho, Jennifer, Manda, C,, Saka, T,, Kosamura, Gerald, Depete, C., Kasende, F., Ngui, Emmanuel, Lemke, Melissa R., Bryant, C., and Weinhardt, Lance. “A Baseline Random Household Survey of Male Circumcision Prevalence, Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults in Rural Kasungu District, Central Malawi.” XIX International AIDS Conference. Washington, D.C.. July 2012.

Weinhardt, Lance, Galvao, Loren W., Grande, Katarina, Mwenyekonde, Thokozani, Saka, Esther, Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Mori, Naoyo, Kibicho, Jennifer, Depete, C., Kasende, F., Kosamu, Gerald, Manda, C., Saka, T., Bryant, C., and Lemke, Melissa R.“Can a Structural Economic and Food Security Intervention Promote HIV Testing for Women in Rural Malawi?.” XIX International AIDS Conference. Washington, D.C.. July 2012.

Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kibicho, Jennifer, and Galvao, Loren W.“Identifying Barriers to Support Group Attendance: Insights from Women Living with HIV in Kenya.” XIX International AIDS Conference. Washington, D.C.. July 2012.

Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kibicho J., and Galvao L.“Identifying Barriers to Support Group Attendance: Insights from Women Living with HIV in Kenya.” XIX International AIDS Conference. Washington, DC. July 2012.

Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Kako, Peninnah. “The innovative and collective capacity of low-income East African women in the era of HIV/AIDS: Contesting western notions of African women.” Intellectual History of Black Women Conference. New York City, NY. 2011.

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.” Towards an Intellectual History of Black Women. Colombia University, NY. April 2011.

Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Banda, A.“Women and HIV in Kenya.” STTI. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. May 2010.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Kako, Peninnah, Stevens, Patricia, and . “Microfinance projects among women living with HIV in East Africa.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee International Women's Bazaar & Women in International Development. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. April 2010.

Stevens, Patricia, Weinhardt, L. S., Galvao, L., Chatata, D., Masanjala, W., Bryant, C., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Deshmukh, M.“Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity, and HIV in Rural Malawi: Development of a Research Partnership Paradigm to Evaluate Large-Scale Multi-Level Structural Interventions.” Unite for Sight 6th Annual Global Health Conference. New Haven, CT. April 2009.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Stevens, Patricia. “Mentoring women faculty of color in nursing academia: Creating an environment that supports scholarly growth and retention.” 15th International critical and feminist perspectives in health and social justice conference. Auckland Aotearoa, New Zealand. April 2009.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Norr, , and McCreary, . “Global Health Interventions Addressing the AIDS Epidemic in Malawi.” 5th Annual Global Health Symposium. University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI. March 2009.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy. “Women and HIV in Malawi.” Black History and Liberation Month Panel. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Milwaukee, WI. February 2009.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Doering, Jennifer J.“The relevance of studying abroad: Perspectives from nursing students studying community health in Malawi.” Qualitative Inquiry Research Conference. Champaign, IL. May 2008.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Kalipeni, . “The Risk of HIV among women in Malawi: The case of female domestic workers and their experiences with sexual violence.” Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa Symposium. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. September 2007.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Snyder, . “Mpumulo: Investigating the strategic development of a culturally responsive prototype health center and shelter for battered women and girls in Malawi.” Global Studies conference on Global health and social justice: Violence as a disease. Milwaukee, WI. March 2007.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Rodriguez, , and Nemoto, . “Applying a feminist approach to research with domestic workers in Malawi: The joys and challenges.” 31st annual research conference for the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). Omaha, NB. March 2007.

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Rodriguez, , and Nemoto, . “Surviving life as a woman: A critical ethnography of violence against female domestic workers in Malawi.” Nursing network on violence against women National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. San Francisco, CA. March 2007.