Dr. Kafuli Agbemenu, assistant professor of nursing, conducts innovative community-based research to improve the reproductive health of vulnerable and marginalized populations of women living in the U.S. Her most recent study, Reproductive health decision-making among US-dwelling Somali Bantu refugee women: A qualitative study, published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, aimed to explore Somali Bantu refugee women's reproductive health decision-making, as influenced by their resettlement in the U.S. The study revealed that children are, for Somali Bantu Women, considered as wealth. If health care providers are equipped with a more culturally nuanced understanding of factors that influence reproductive health decision-making, they can provide person-centered care that meets their patients needs and is appropriate.
HIV attitudes and beliefs in U.S.-based African refugee women | Kafuli Agbenemu, Aidoo-Frimpong, G., Auerbach, S., & Jafri, A., Ethnicity & Health, 2020.
Family planning trends among community-dwelling African refugee women | Kafuli Agbenemu, Auerbach, S., Ely, G., Aduloji-Ajijola, N., & Wang, H. H. Public Health Nurs, 2020.
Avoiding obstetrical interventions among US-based Somali migrant women: a qualitative study | Kafuli Agbenemu, Banke-Thomas, A., Ely, G., & Johnson-Agbakwu, C.. Ethn Health, 1-16. 2019.
Reproductive Health Outcomes in African Refugee Women: A Comparative Study | Kafuli Agbemenu, Auerbach, S., Murshid, N. S., Shelton, J., & Amutah-Onukagha, N. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 28(6), 785-793. 2019.
Reproductive health decision-making among US-dwelling Somali Bantu women: A qualitative study | Kafuli Agbemenu PhD, RN, MPH, Ellen M Volpe Phd, RN, FNP-BC, Ervin Dyer Phd, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2018.
Exploring the Experience of African Immigrant Mothers Providing Reproductive Health Education to their Daughters aged 10 to 14 Years | Kafuli Agbenemu, J. Devido, M.A. Terry, M. Hannan, J. Kitutu, and W. Doswell, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2018