Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN, CTN-A

Assistant Professor

Kafuli Agbemenu

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
201D Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

PHONE: 716-829-6023


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh
  • MSN, University of Pittsburgh
  • BSN, University at Buffalo, the State of New York 

Areas of Research

  • Reproductive health outcomes of women in the African immigrant and refugee community 
  • Health disparities 
  • Reproductive health education 
  • Access to reproductive health care 
  • Pregnancy intention and contraceptive use

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
  • NGS 509 Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
  • NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy

Recent Publications

Agbemenu, K., Volpe, E. M., & Dyer, E. (2017). Reproductive health decision making among U.S. dwelling Somali Bantu refugee women: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jocn.14162

Covington-Ward, Y., Agbemenu, K., & Matambanadzo, A. (2017). "We feel like it was better back home": Stress, coping and health in a U.S. dwelling African immigrant community. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. (In Press).

Agbemenu, K. (2016). Acculturation and health behaviors of African immigrants living in the United States: An integrative review. ABNF Journal, 27(3), 67-73.

Agbemenu, K., Devido, J., Hannan, M., & Doswell, W. (2016). Exploring the experience of African immigrant mothers providing reproductive health education to their daughters aged 10 to 14 years. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi:10.1177/1043659616681848

Agbemenu, K., Terry, M. A., Hannan, M., Kitutu, J., & Doswell, W. (2015). Attitudes and beliefs of African immigrant mothers living in the US towards providing comprehensive sex education to daughters aged 12–17 years: A pilot study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-7. doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0292-z

Yang, K., Woomer, G. R., Agbemenu, K., & Williams, L. (2014).  Relate better and judge less: Poverty simulation promoting culturally competent care in community health nursing. Nursing Education in Practice, 14(6), 680-685. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2014.09.001. [Epub ahead of print].

Agbemenu, K., & Schlenk, E. A. (2011). An integrative review of comprehensive sex education for Adolescent Girls in Kenya. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43, 54–63.

Honors and Awards

  • Civic Engagement Research Fellowship, 2015-16     
  • Gregory J. Dimitriadis Mentoring Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau Eta Chapter, 2013