Publications & Presentations

Conference Abstracts

*Martinez, A., Knettel, B.A., Amiri, I., Knippler, E., Minja, L., Boshe, J., Mmbaga, B.T., Kaaya, S., Relf, M.V., & Goldston, D.B. (2022). Telehealth to prevent suicide in Tanzanian HIV clinics: Perspectives of mental health professionals. American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention. Minneapolis, MN.

*Awarded Best International Poster by APA Division 52 – International Psychology

Knettel, B., Amiri, I., Martinez, A., Knippler, E., Boshe, J., Madundo, K., Ambokile, A., Mwobobia, J., Mmbaga, B., Kaaya, S., Relf, M., & Goldston, D. (2022). Nurse-led screening and task-shifting of clinical assessment for suicide risk among people living with HIV in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.

Sardana, S., Knettel, B.A., Martinez, A., Knippler, E., Agor, D., Mwobobia, J., Ledbetter, L., Mmbaga, B.T., Kaaya, S., Relf, M.V., & Goldston, D.B. (2022). Twenty years of neglecting suicidal ideation in Africa with insufficient interventions: A systematic review. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention. New York, NY.

Msoka, E.F., Knettel, B.A., Mwobobia, J., Aboulella, D.K., Posani, S., Tarimo, C., Katiti, V., Minja, L., Ledbetter, L., Graton, M., Juhlin, E., Knippler, E., Shauri Qualla, T., Mmbaga, B.T., Serventi, F., & Osazuwa-Peters, N. (2022). Exploring Cancer-Related Stigma in Tanzania (ECaST): Preliminary findings of two research studies. Tanzania International Cancer Conference. Arusha, Tanzania.

Dr. Knettel’s Prior Work Related to Mental Health in the Kilimanjaro Region 

Knettel, B.A., Rugira, J. & Cornett, J.A. Mental Health Diagnostic Frameworks, Imputed Causes of Mental Illness, and Alternative Treatments in Northern Tanzania: Exploring Mental Health Providers’ Perspectives. Cult Med Psychiatry 42, 483–503 (2018).

Knettel, Brandon & Rugira, Janvier & Tesha, Florence. (2018). “They Will Start Believing in Counseling”: Provider Perceptions of the Presentation and Treatment of Mental Illness in Northern Tanzania. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. 7. 4-18. DO – 10.1037/ipp0000078

Prior Contributions to Research Led By Dr. Melissa Watt & Dr. Blandina Mmbaga

Knettel, Brandon A.; Mwamba, Rimel N.; Minja, Linda; Goldston, David B.; Boshe, Judith; Watt, Melissa H.; on behalf of the KCMC Option B+ study team Exploring patterns and predictors of suicidal ideation among pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, AIDS: September 1, 2020 – Volume 34 – Issue 11 – p 1657-1664
doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002594

Knettel, B. A., Minja, L., Chumba, L. N., Oshosen, M., Cichowitz, C., Mmbaga, B. T., & Watt, M. H. (2018). Serostatus disclosure among a cohort of HIV-infected pregnant women enrolled in HIV care in Moshi, Tanzania: A mixed-methods study. SSM – population health, 7, 007–7.

Knettel BA, Cichowitz C, Ngocho JS, Knippler ET, Chumba LN, Mmbaga BT, Watt MH. Retention in HIV Care During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period in the Option B+ Era: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies in Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Apr 15;77(5):427-438. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001616. PMID: 29287029; PMCID: PMC5844830.