As a social worker teaching within a school of nursing, her scholarship is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Her scholarly work focuses on LGBTQ ageing and end-of-life issues, and her clinical work has been with patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses in both hospital and hospice settings.
Her book, ‘LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice’, was published by Harrington Park Press and distributed by Columbia University Press. The book was awarded first place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice Category.
Kimberley is the host of em dash podcast, a show that explores the lived experiences of patients and healthcare professionals in the healthcare arena.
Dr Acquaviva has a PhD in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. She is an AASECT-Certified Sexuality Educator.