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

Assistant Professor

Kafuli Agbemenu.

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

PHONE: 716-829-6023

Kafuli Agbemenu is an alumna who earned her BS from UB School of Nursing.  She went on to earn an MPH with a focus on behavioral and community health science and global health, as well as her MS and PhD in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research areas of interest include adolescent reproductive health and women's health in the African immigrant population.  She teaches NSG 410, Public Health Nursing for Population Health, and NGS 509, Ethics for Healthcare Professionals, in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Education

  • 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