Waru Gichane, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
+1 415 353-4634

Margaret (Waru) Gichane, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor and social and behavioral scientist at ANSIRH. Her research is dedicated to identifying and addressing the structural and social factors that produce disparities in sexual and reproductive health outcomes globally. In her work, she utilizes a variety of participatory and applied qualitative methods to explore quality of sexual and reproductive health services, adolescent sexual behavior, and HIV prevention and treatment interventions.


Access to Reproductive Health Services Among People With Disabilities.

JAMA network open

Biggs MA, Schroeder R, Casebolt MT, Laureano BI, Wilson-Beattie RL, Ralph LJ, Kaller S, Adler A, Gichane MW

Understanding Patients' Experiences with a Brief Alcohol Reduction Intervention among People Living with HIV in Uganda: A Qualitative Study.

Substance use & misuse

Gichane MW, Camlin CS, Getahun M, Emenyonu N, Woolf-King S, Sanyu N, Katusiime A, Fatch R, Muyindike W, Hahn JA

Dismantling and reimagining global health education.

Global health action

Gichane MW, Wallace DD

Alcohol, drug use, and sexual risk among young African American women in North Carolina: Is educational attainment protective?

Vulnerable children and youth studies

Browne FA, Peasant Bonner C, Kline TL, Cox EN, Gichane MW, Wechsberg WM

'We have goals but [it is difficult]'. Barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence among women using alcohol and other drugs living with HIV in South Africa.

Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy

Ndirangu JW, Gichane MW, Browne FA, Bonner CP, Zule WA, Cox EN, Smith KM, Carney T, Wechsberg WM

Contraceptive Conversations among Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Their Partners, Peers, and Older Female Family Members in Lilongwe, Malawi: A QualitativeAnalysis.

Studies in family planning

Bhushan NL, Phanga T, Maseko B, Vansia D, Kamtsendero L, Gichane MW, Maman S, Pettifor AE, Rosenberg NE

Individual and Relationship-Level Correlates of Transactional Sex Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Malawi: A Multilevel Analysis.

AIDS and behavior

Gichane MW, Rosenberg NE, Zimmer C, Pettifor AE, Maman S, Maseko B, Moracco KE

Impact of Women's Home Environment on Use of the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.

AIDS and behavior

Gichane MW, Katz AWK, Ngure K, Scheckter R, Woeber K, Reddy K, Tauya T, Zimba C, Etima J, Mangxilana N, Palanee-Phillips T, van der Straten A, MTN-025/HOPE Study Team

Outcomes of Implementing in the Real World the Women's Health CoOp Intervention in Cape Town, South Africa.

AIDS and behavior

Wechsberg WM, Browne FA, Ndirangu J, Bonner CP, Kline TL, Gichane M, Zule WA

Developing a framework for cash transfer programs that foster sustained economic empowerment to reduce sexual risk among adolescent girls and young women: a qualitative study.

BMC public health

Gangaramany A, Balvanz P, Gichane MW, Goetschius S, Sharma S, Sharma K, Mulhausen J, Noble-Campbell P, Wamoyi J, Maman S, Prasad R

A Systematic Review of HIV Interventions for Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

AIDS and behavior

Muthoni CN, Kneipp SM, Gichane MW, Caiola CE, Pettifor AE, Williams JR

Socioeconomic Predictors of Transactional Sex in a Cohort of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Malawi: A Longitudinal Analysis.

AIDS and behavior

Gichane MW, Moracco KE, Pettifor AE, Zimmer C, Maman S, Phanga T, Nthani T, Rosenberg NE

The influence of cash transfers on engagement in transactional sex and partner choice among adolescent girls and young women in Northwest Tanzania.

Culture, health & sexuality

Gichane MW, Wamoyi J, Atkins K, Balvanz P, Maman S, Majani E, Pettifor A

Implementation science outcomes of a gender-focused HIV and alcohol risk-reduction intervention in usual-care settings in South Africa.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Gichane MW, Wechsberg WM, Ndirangu J, Browne FA, Bonner CP, Grimwood A, Shaikh N, Howard B, Zule WA

Understanding healthcare provider absenteeism in Kenya: a qualitative analysis.

BMC health services research

Tumlinson K, Gichane MW, Curtis SL, LeMasters K

Lost to Care and Back Again: Patient and Navigator Perspectives on HIV Care Re-engagement.

AIDS and behavior

Parnell HE, Berger MB, Gichane MW, LeViere AF, Sullivan KA, Clymore JM, Quinlivan EB

Pregnancy experiences of women in rural Romania: understanding ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.

Culture, health & sexuality

LeMasters K, Baber Wallis A, Chereches R, Gichane M, Tehei C, Varga A, Tumlinson K

Caregiver role in HIV medication adherence among HIV-infected orphans in Tanzania.

AIDS care

Gichane MW, Sullivan KA, Shayo AM, Mmbaga BT, O' Donnell K, Cunningham CK, Dow DE

Awareness of Cervical Cancer Causes and Predeterminants of Likelihood to Screen Among Women in Haiti.

Journal of lower genital tract disease

McCarthy SH, Walmer KA, Boggan JC, Gichane MW, Calo WA, Beauvais HA, Brewer NT

Human Papillomavirus Awareness in Haiti: Preparing for a National HPV Vaccination Program.

Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology

Gichane MW, Calo WA, McCarthy SH, Walmer KA, Boggan JC, Brewer NT