Dr Ezekiel Kalipeni Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Medical Geography, Population Issues (fertility, mortality and migration), Environmental Issues, Sub-Saharan Africa


  • B.Soc.Sc. 1979, University of Malawi
  • MA, 1982, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Geog 101: Geography of Developing Countries
  • Geog 204: Cities of the World
  • Geog 384: Population Geography
  • Geog 455: Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Moise, Imelda K, and Ezekiel Kalipeni Applications of Geospatial Analysis to Surveillance Data: A Spatial examination of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Zambia GeoJournal 74 4 2012, p. 525-540.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, and Leo Zulu HIV and AIDS in Africa: A Geographic Analysis at Multiple Spatial Scales GeoJournal 74 4 2012, p. 505-524.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, Linda Semu, and Margaret Asalele Mbilizi The brain drain of health care professionals from sub-Saharan Africa: a geographic perspective Progress in Development Studies (PIDS) 12 2&3 2012, p. 153-172.
Jusrut, Poonam, and Ezekiel Kalipeni The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Gender Differentials in Life Expectancy in Southern Africa GeoJournal 74 4 2012, p. 541-554.
Wadhwa, Vandana, Jayati Ghosh, and Ezekiel Kalipeni Vulnerability of Women to HIV/AIDS in Delhi and Hyderabad in India. GeoJournal 74 4 2012, p. 475-488.
Moise, Imelda K, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Leo C. Zulu Analyzing Geographical Access to HIV Sentinel Clinics in Relation to Other Health Clinics in Zambia Journal of Map and Geography Libraries 7 2011, p. 254–281.
Ghosh, Jayati, Vandana Wadhwa, and Ezekiel Kalipeni Vulnerability of Youth to HIV/AIDS in India: Special Reference to Female Slum Youth Social Science and Medicine 68 4 2009, p. 638-642.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel HIV/AIDS in Women: Stigma and Gender Empowerment in Africa Future-HIV Therapy Journal 2 2 2008, p. 147-153.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel Using GIS to Model and Forecast HIV/AIDS Rates in Africa, 1986-2010 Professional Geographer 60 1 2008, p. 33-53.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel Concern and Practice Among Men about HIV/AIDS in Low Socioeconomic Income Areas of Lilongwe, Malawi Social Science and Medicine 64 5 2007, p. 1116-1127.
Ghosh, Jayati, and Ezekiel Kalipeni Women in Chinsapo, Malawi: Vulnerability and Risk to HIV/AIDS Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS 2 2 2005, p. 320-332.

Special Issues of a Journal

Logan, Bernard Ikubolajeh, Francis Owusu, and Ezekiel Kalipeni Beyond the “Post” and Revisionist Discourses in African Development: Exploring Real Solutions to Africa’s Problems. Progress in Development Studies (PIDS) 12 2&3 2012, p. 93-257.
Pope, Cynthia, and Ezekiel Kalipeni International Geographies of HIV/AIDS GeoJournal 77 4 2012, p. 445-590.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, Assata Zerai, and Joseph R. Oppong HIV/AIDS in Africa: Gender, Agency and Empowerment Social Science and Medicine 64 5 2007, p. 1015-1150.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, and Joseph R. Oppong AIDS, Health Care Systems and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking and Re-Appraisal African Rural and Urban Studies 3 2 1999, p. 1-195.


Krabacher, Thomas, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Azzedine Layachi Global Issues: Africa New York McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series 2012.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, Karen C. Flynn, and Cynthia K. Pope Strong Women, Dangerous Times: Gender and HIV/AIDS in Africa. New York Nova Science Publishers 2009.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, Ibulaimu Kakoma, Yibayiri Osee Sanogo, Katie Fawcett, and Richard E. Warner Turning Science into Action: Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management in Africa Trenton, NJ Africa World Press 2009.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, Susan Craddock, Joseph R. Oppong, and Jayati Ghosh HIV/AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 2004.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Sacred Spaces and Public Quarrels: African Economic and Cultural Landscapes. Lawrenceville, NJ Africa World Press 1999.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, and Philip Thiuri Issues and Perspectives on Health Care in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa. Lewiston, New York Edwin Mellen Press 1997.
Kalipeni, Ezekiel Population Growth and Environmental Degradation in Southern Africa Boulder, Colorado Lynne Rienner 1994.