Kimberly Baltzell, RN, PhD, MS

Assoc Adjunct Professor
Family Health Care Nursing
+1 415 502-3326

Kim Baltzell works in several sub-Saharan African countries to support the development of nursing leadership and clinical skills. She is especially passionate about nurses given their vital role as the primary front line workers in LMICs. Her past work in understanding cancer risk, particularly breast cancer, align with current priorities among many sub-Saharan African sites. A recent member of the Global Cancer Program, Kim is working on developing tools to help nurses with wound care and pain control in Tanzania based on the Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) model she leads in Malawi. In addition to her work in nursing leadership, Kim’s research also explores how health providers, including nurses, make diagnostic decisions in settings with few resources. She is particularly interested in febrile illness, including malaria and fevers that mimic malaria.

Publications: 

Pathogen Clearance and New Respiratory Tract Infections Among Febrile Children in Zanzibar Investigated With Multitargeting Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction on Paired Nasopharyngeal Swab Samples.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal

Elfving K, Shakely D, Andersson M, Baltzell K, Msellem MI, Björkman A, Mårtensson A, Petzold M, Trollfors B, Lindh M

Characterizing Pediatric Non-Malarial Fever and Identifying the At-Risk Child in Rural Malawi.

Global pediatric health

Kortz TB, Blair A, Scarr E, Mguntha AM, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin S, Baltzell K

Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya.

Malaria journal

Hooft AM, Ripp K, Ndenga B, Mutuku F, Vu D, Baltzell K, Masese LN, Vulule J, Mukoko D, LaBeaud AD

Impacts on Global Health from Nursing Research.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Baltzell K, McLemore M, Shattell M, Rankin S

Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing: analysis of observational and randomised studies in public and private healthcare settings.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Hopkins H, Bruxvoort KJ, Cairns ME, Chandler CI, Leurent B, Ansah EK, Baiden F, Baltzell KA, Björkman A, Burchett HE, Clarke SE, DiLiberto DD, Elfving K, Goodman C, Hansen KS, Kachur SP, Lal S, Lalloo DG, Leslie T, Magnussen P, Jefferies LM, Mårtensson A, Mayan I, Mbonye AK, Msellem MI, Onwujekwe OE, Owusu-Agyei S, Reyburn H, Rowland MW, Shakely D, Vestergaard LS, Webster J, Wiseman VL, Yeung S, Schellenberg D, Staedke SG, Whitty CJ

Improving prescribing practices with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): synthesis of 10 studies to explore reasons for variation in malaria RDT uptake and adherence.

BMJ open

Burchett HE, Leurent B, Baiden F, Baltzell K, Björkman A, Bruxvoort K, Clarke S, DiLiberto D, Elfving K, Goodman C, Hopkins H, Lal S, Liverani M, Magnussen P, Mårtensson A, Mbacham W, Mbonye A, Onwujekwe O, Roth Allen D, Shakely D, Staedke S, Vestergaard LS, Whitty CJ, Wiseman V, Chandler CI

Acute Uncomplicated Febrile Illness in Children Aged 2-59 months in Zanzibar - Aetiologies, Antibiotic Treatment and Outcome.

PloS one

Elfving K, Shakely D, Andersson M, Baltzell K, Ali AS, Bachelard M, Falk KI, Ljung A, Msellem MI, Omar RS, Parola P, Xu W, Petzold M, Trollfors B, Björkman A, Lindh M, Mårtensson A

A New Master's Degree in Global Health: Reflections on a 5-year Experience.

Annals of global health

Dandu M, Baltzell K, Nelson K, Gulati S, Debas HT, Ziegler JL

A qualitative study to assess community barriers to malaria mass drug administration trials in The Gambia.

Malaria journal

Dial NJ, Ceesay SJ, Gosling RD, D'Alessandro U, Baltzell KA

The usefulness of rapid diagnostic tests in the new context of low malaria transmission in Zanzibar.

PloS one

Shakely D, Elfving K, Aydin-Schmidt B, Msellem MI, Morris U, Omar R, Weiping X, Petzold M, Greenhouse B, Baltzell KA, Ali AS, Björkman A, Mårtensson A

Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar.

Malaria journal

Bauch JA, Gu JJ, Msellem M, Mårtensson A, Ali AS, Gosling R, Baltzell KA

Prevalence of PCR detectable malaria infection among febrile patients with a negative Plasmodium falciparum specific rapid diagnostic test in Zanzibar.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Baltzell KA, Shakely D, Hsiang M, Kemere J, Ali AS, Björkman A, Mårtensson A, Omar R, Elfving K, Msellem M, Aydin-Schmidt B, Rosenthal PJ, Greenhouse B

Epstein-Barr virus is seldom found in mammary epithelium of breast cancer tissue using in situ molecular methods.

Breast cancer research and treatment

Baltzell K, Buehring GC, Krishnamurthy S, Kuerer H, Shen HM, Sison JD

Limited evidence of human papillomavirus in [corrected] breast tissue using molecular in situ methods.

Cancer

Baltzell K, Buehring GC, Krishnamurthy S, Kuerer H, Shen HM, Sison JD

Strengths and limitations of breast cancer risk assessment.

Oncology nursing forum

Baltzell K, Wrensch MR