TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    R01MH115793     (AHMED, SAEED)Apr 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2024
    VITAL Start (Video-intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life): Brief facility based video intervention to improve retention and adherence to ART among pregnant and breastfeeding women
    Role: Principal Investigator

    K01TW009644     (KIM, MARIA HYOUN)Sep 10, 2013 - Feb 28, 2019
    Improving prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission outcomes in Malawi
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tembo TA, Mollan K, Simon K, Rutstein S, Chitani MJ, Saha PT, Mbeya-Munkhondya T, Jean-Baptiste M, Meek C, Mwapasa V, Go V, Bekker LG, Kim MH, Rosenberg NE. Does a blended learning implementation package enhance HIV index case testing in Malawi? A protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2024 01 22; 14(1):e077706. PMID: 38253452; PMCID: PMC10806658.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    2. Cox CM, Masiano S, Mazenga A, Stark M, Udedi M, Simon KR, Ahmed S, Nyasulu P, Kim MH. Phone-based psychosocial counseling for people living with HIV: Feasibility, acceptability and impact on uptake of psychosocial counseling services in Malawi. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2024; 11:e3. PMID: 38283875; PMCID: PMC10808978.
    3. Meek CJ, Munkhondya TEM, Mphande M, Tembo TA, Chitani M, Jean-Baptiste M, Vansia D, Kumbuyo C, Simon KR, Rutstein SE, Barrington C, Kim MH, Go VF, Rosenberg NE. Examining the feasibility of assisted index case testing for HIV case-finding: a qualitative analysis of barriers and facilitators to implementation in Malawi. Res Sq. 2023 Sep 08. PMID: 37720011; PMCID: PMC10503858.
    4. Tembo TA, Markham CM, Masiano SP, Sabelli R, Wetzel E, Ahmed S, Mphande M, Mkandawire AM, Chitani MJ, Khama I, Nyirenda R, Mazenga A, Abrams EJ, Kim MH. Intervention Fidelity to VITAL Start (Video Intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life) in a Randomized Controlled Trial Among Women Living With HIV in Malawi. Health Promot Pract. 2023 Jun 06; 15248399231177303. PMID: 37282494.
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    5. Masiano SP, Tembo TA, Yu X, Wetzel E, Mphande M, Chitani M, Mkandawire A, Khama I, Mazenga A, Abrams E, Ahmed S, Kim MH. The prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of intimate partner violence and its association with adverse childhood experiences among pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV in Malawi. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2023 Jan-Dec; 10:20499361221148875. PMID: 36654873; PMCID: PMC9841851.
      Citations: 1     
    6. Masiano SP, Yu X, Tembo T, Wetzel E, Mphande M, Khama I, Mkandawire A, Chitani M, Liwimbi O, Udedi M, Mazenga A, Nyasulu P, Abrams E, Ahmed S, Kim MH. The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and common mental disorders among pregnant women living with HIV in Malawi. J Affect Disord. 2022 09 01; 312:159-168. PMID: 35752220; PMCID: PMC9892657.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    7. Rosenberg NE, Tembo TA, Simon KR, Mollan K, Rutstein SE, Mwapasa V, Masiano S, Huffstetler HE, Go V, Kim MH. Development of a Blended Learning Approach to Delivering HIV-Assisted Contact Tracing in Malawi: Applied Theory and Formative Research. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Apr 19; 6(4):e32899. PMID: 35438644; PMCID: PMC9066333.
    8. Tembo TA, Simon KR, Kim MH, Chikoti C, Huffstetler HE, Ahmed S, Mang'anda C, Chu SQ, Manyeki R, Kavuta E, Majoni R, Phiri D, Kalanga A, Rosenberg NE. Pilot-Testing a Blended Learning Package for Health Care Workers to Improve Index Testing Services in Southern Malawi: An Implementation Science Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 12 15; 88(5):470-476. PMID: 34483296; PMCID: PMC8585717.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Wetzel EC, Tembo T, Abrams EJ, Mazenga A, Chitani MJ, Ahmed S, Yu X, Kim MH. The relationship between intimate partner violence and HIV outcomes among pregnant women living with HIV in Malawi. Malawi Med J. 2021 12; 33(4):242-252. PMID: 35291385; PMCID: PMC8892998.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Herce ME, Chagomerana MB, Zalla LC, Carbone NB, Chi BH, Eliya MT, Phiri S, Topp SM, Kim MH, Wroe EB, Chilangwa C, Chinkonde J, Mofolo IA, Hosseinipour MC, Edwards JK. Community-facility linkage models and maternal and infant health outcomes in Malawi's PMTCT/ART program: A cohort study. PLoS Med. 2021 09; 18(9):e1003780. PMID: 34534213; PMCID: PMC8516224.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Masiano S, Machine E, Mphande M, Markham C, Tembo T, Chitani M, Mkandawire A, Mazenga A, Ahmed S, Kim M. Video-Based Intervention for Improving Maternal Retention and Adherence to HIV Treatment: Patient Perspectives and Experiences. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 02 10; 18(4). PMID: 33579047; PMCID: PMC7916796.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Masiano S, Dunga S, Tembo T, Pfaff C, Cox C, Robert B, Ahmed S, KIM MH. Implementing remote supervision to improve HIV service delivery in rural Malawi. 2020;4:e2020081. doi:10.29392/001c.14562. Journal of Global Health Reports. 2020; 4. View Publication.
    13. Kim MH, Tembo TA, Mazenga A, Yu X, Myer L, Sabelli R, Flick R, Hartig M, Wetzel E, Simon K, Ahmed S, Nyirenda R, Kazembe PN, Mphande M, Mkandawire A, Chitani MJ, Markham C, Ciaranello A, Abrams EJ. The Video intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life (VITAL Start): protocol for a multisite randomized controlled trial of a brief video-based intervention to improve antiretroviral adherence and retention among HIV-infected pregnant women in Malawi. Trials. 2020 Feb 19; 21(1):207. PMID: 32075677; PMCID: PMC7031891.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    14. Kim MH, Ahmed S, Tembo T, Sabelli R, Flick R, Yu X, Mazenga A, Le Blond H, Simon K, Hartig M, Wetzel E, Nyirenda R, Kazembe PN, Mphande M, Mkandawire A, Chitani MJ, Abrams EJ. VITAL Start: Video-Based Intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life-Pilot of a Novel Video-Based Approach to HIV Counseling for Pregnant Women Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2019 Nov; 23(11):3140-3151. PMID: 31410618; PMCID: PMC6803103.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Simon K, Nyasulu P, Kazembe PN, Kalua T, Abrams E, Ahmed S. Factors associated with burnout amongst healthcare workers providing HIV care in Malawi. PLoS One. 2019; 14(9):e0222638. PMID: 31550281; PMCID: PMC6759146.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Penazzato M, Townsend CL, Rakhmanina N, Cheng Y, Archary M, Kim MH, Musiime V, Turkova A, Ruel TD, Rabie H, Sugandhi N, Rojo P, Doherty M, Abrams EJ, PADO4 participants, Cressey TR. Prioritising the most needed paediatric antiretroviral formulations: the PADO4 list. Lancet HIV. 2019 09; 6(9):e623-e631. PMID: 31498110.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Tembo TA, Kim MH, Simon KR, Ahmed S, Beyene T, Wetzel E, Machika M, Chikoti C, Kammera W, Chibowa H, Nkhono Z, Kavuta E, Kazembe PN, Rosenberg NE. Enhancing an HIV index case testing passive referral model through a behavioural skills-building training for healthcare providers: a pre-/post-assessment in Mangochi District, Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 07; 22 Suppl 3:e25292. PMID: 31321917; PMCID: PMC6639699.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    18. Flick RJ, Simon KR, Nyirenda R, Namachapa K, Hosseinipour MC, Schooley A, Kavuta E, Theu J, Kazembe PN, Ahmed S, Kim MH. The HIV diagnostic assistant: early findings from a novel HIV testing cadre in Malawi. AIDS. 2019 06 01; 33(7):1215-1224. PMID: 31045942; PMCID: PMC6511419.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Kim MH, Wanless RS, Caviness AC, Golin R, Amzel A, Ahmed S, Mhango J, Damba D, Kayabu A, Chodota M, Dlamini S, Chidah N, Mokhali M, Calles NR, Abrams EJ. Multimonth Prescription of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Children and Adolescents: Experiences From the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in 6 African Countries. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 08 15; 78 Suppl 2:S71-S80. PMID: 29994828; PMCID: PMC6110288.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Simon KR, Flick RJ, Kim MH, Sabelli RA, Tembo T, Phelps BR, Rosenberg NE, Ahmed S. Family Testing: An Index Case Finding Strategy to Close the Gaps in Pediatric HIV Diagnosis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 08 15; 78 Suppl 2:S88-S97. PMID: 29994830; PMCID: PMC6047763.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Simon K, Yu X, Ahmed S, Nyasulu P, Kazembe PN, Ngoma S, Abrams EJ. Burnout and self-reported suboptimal patient care amongst health care workers providing HIV care in Malawi. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192983. PMID: 29466443; PMCID: PMC5821338.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Flick RJ, Munthali A, Simon K, Hosseinipour M, Kim MH, Mlauzi L, Kazembe PN, Ahmed S. Assessing infection control practices to protect health care workers and patients in Malawi from nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(12):e0189140. PMID: 29211793; PMCID: PMC5718482.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    23. El-Mallawany NK, Mutai M, Mtete I, Gopal S, Stanley CC, Wasswa P, Mtunda M, Chasela M, Kamiyango W, Villiera J, Fedoriw Y, Montgomery ND, Liomba GN, Kampani C, Krysiak R, Westmoreland KD, Kim MH, Slone JS, Scheurer ME, Allen CE, Mehta PS, Kazembe PN. Beyond Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma: Navigating Challenges of Differentiating Childhood Lymphoma Diagnoses Amid Limitations in Pathology Resources in Lilongwe, Malawi. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017; 4:2333794X17715831. PMID: 28680947; PMCID: PMC5484428.
      Citations: 2     
    24. Ahmed S, Sabelli RA, Simon K, Rosenberg NE, Kavuta E, Harawa M, Dick S, Linzie F, Kazembe PN, Kim MH. Index case finding facilitates identification and linkage to care of children and young persons living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 08; 22(8):1021-1029. PMID: 28544728; PMCID: PMC5575466.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Ahmed S, Paul ME, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. High self-reported non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy amongst adolescents living with HIV in Malawi: barriers and associated factors. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 03 30; 20(1):21437. PMID: 28406275; PMCID: PMC5515061.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Hrapcak S, Kuper H, Bartlett P, Devendra A, Makawa A, Kim M, Kazembe P, Ahmed S. Hearing Loss in HIV-Infected Children in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0161421. PMID: 27551970; PMCID: PMC4995021.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Flick RJ, Kim MH, Simon K, Munthali A, Hosseinipour MC, Rosenberg NE, Kazembe PN, Mpunga J, Ahmed S. Burden of disease and risk factors for death among children treated for tuberculosis in Malawi. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 08; 20(8):1046-54. PMID: 27393538; PMCID: PMC5306450.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Ahmed S, Schwarz M, Flick RJ, Rees CA, Harawa M, Simon K, Robison JA, Kazembe PN, Kim MH. Lost opportunities to identify and treat HIV-positive patients: results from a baseline assessment of provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC) in Malawi. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Apr; 21(4):479-85. PMID: 26806378; PMCID: PMC4881304.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Kim MH, Zhou A, Mazenga A, Ahmed S, Markham C, Zomba G, Simon K, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. Why Did I Stop? Barriers and Facilitators to Uptake and Adherence to ART in Option B+ HIV Care in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149527. PMID: 26901563; PMCID: PMC4762691.
      Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    30. Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Devandra A, Nguyen C, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Sharp C. Factors associated with depression among adolescents living with HIV in Malawi. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Oct 26; 15:264. PMID: 26503291; PMCID: PMC4624356.
      Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Ahmed S, Hosseinipour MC, Yu X, Nguyen C, Chimbwandira F, Paul ME, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ, Kim MH. Brief Report: Impact of Option B+ on the Infant PMTCT Cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Sep 01; 70(1):99-103. PMID: 26322670; PMCID: PMC4537054.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Kim MH, Ahmed S, Abrams EJ. Paediatric HIV: Progress on Prevention, Treatment and Cure. Curr Pediatr Rep. 2015 Sep; 3(3):219-229. PMID: 26709366; PMCID: PMC4687896.
      Citations: 3     
    33. Ahmed S, Hosseinipour MC, Giordano TP, Chiao EY, Yu X, Nguyen C, Chimbwandira F, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ, Kim MH. Implementation and operational research: the impact of option B+ on the antenatal PMTCT cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Apr 15; 68(5):e77-83. PMID: 25585302; PMCID: PMC4359035.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Ahmed S, Kim MH, Dave AC, Sabelli R, Kanjelo K, Preidis GA, Giordano TP, Chiao E, Hosseinipour M, Kazembe PN, Chimbwandira F, Abrams EJ. Improved identification and enrolment into care of HIV-exposed and -infected infants and children following a community health worker intervention in Lilongwe, Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015; 18:19305. PMID: 25571857; PMCID: PMC4287633.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Devandra A, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Yu X, Nguyen C, Sharp C. Prevalence of depression and validation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II and the Children's Depression Inventory-Short amongst HIV-positive adolescents in Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014; 17:18965. PMID: 25085002; PMCID: PMC4119288.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Ahmed S, Kim MH, Sugandhi N, Phelps BR, Sabelli R, Diallo MO, Young P, Duncan D, Kellerman SE, Child Survival Working Group of the Interagency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV inf. Beyond early infant diagnosis: case finding strategies for identification of HIV-infected infants and children. AIDS. 2013 Nov; 27 Suppl 2:S235-45. PMID: 24361633; PMCID: PMC4122794.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Phelps BR, Ahmed S, Amzel A, Diallo MO, Jacobs T, Kellerman SE, Kim MH, Sugandhi N, Tam M, Wilson-Jones M, Child Survival Working Group of the Interagency Task Team on the Prevention, Treatment of HIV infect. Linkage, initiation and retention of children in the antiretroviral therapy cascade: an overview. AIDS. 2013 Nov; 27 Suppl 2:S207-13. PMID: 24361630; PMCID: PMC4124132.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Sint TT, Lovich R, Hammond W, Kim M, Melillo S, Lu L, Ching P, Marcy J, Rollins N, Koumans EH, Heap AN, Brewinski-Isaacs M, Child Survival Working Group of the Interagency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV inf. Challenges in infant and young child nutrition in the context of HIV. AIDS. 2013 Nov; 27 Suppl 2:S169-77. PMID: 24361626; PMCID: PMC4122793.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    39. Ahmed S, Kim MH, Abrams EJ. Risks and benefits of lifelong antiretroviral treatment for pregnant and breastfeeding women: a review of the evidence for the Option B+ approach. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2013 Sep; 8(5):474-89. PMID: 23925003.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    40. Kim MH, Ahmed S, Preidis GA, Abrams EJ, Hosseinipour MC, Giordano TP, Chiao EY, Paul ME, Bhalakia A, Nanthuru D, Kazembe PN. Low rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in a routine programmatic setting in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64979. PMID: 23741437; PMCID: PMC3669205.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    41. Kabue MM, Buck WC, Wanless SR, Cox CM, McCollum ED, Caviness AC, Ahmed S, Kim MH, Thahane L, Devlin A, Kochelani D, Kazembe PN, Calles NR, Mizwa MB, Schutze GE, Kline MW. Mortality and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):e591-9. PMID: 22891234; PMCID: PMC3962849.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Kim MH, Ahmed S, Buck WC, Preidis GA, Hosseinipour MC, Bhalakia A, Nanthuru D, Kazembe PN, Chimbwandira F, Giordano TP, Chiao EY, Schutze GE, Kline MW. The Tingathe programme: a pilot intervention using community health workers to create a continuum of care in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade of services in Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2012 Jul 11; 15 Suppl 2:17389. PMID: 22789644; PMCID: PMC3499848.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    43. Kim MH, Cox C, Dave A, Draper HR, Kabue M, Schutze GE, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Kline MW, Manary M. Prompt initiation of ART With therapeutic food is associated with improved outcomes in HIV-infected Malawian children with malnutrition. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Feb 01; 59(2):173-6. PMID: 22107819.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Braun M, Kabue MM, McCollum ED, Ahmed S, Kim M, Aertker L, Chirwa M, Eliya M, Mofolo I, Hoffman I, Kazembe PN, van der Horst C, Kline MW, Hosseinipour MC. Inadequate coordination of maternal and infant HIV services detrimentally affects early infant diagnosis outcomes in Lilongwe, Malawi. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Apr 15; 56(5):e122-8. PMID: 21224736; PMCID: PMC3112277.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
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