A native of Rwanda currently based in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dr. Favorite Iradukunda is a nurse scholar dedicated to advancing the holistic well-being of African-diasporic women, families, and communities. Her research addresses maternal health disparities through community-centered and culturally congruent interventions. She is an advocate for transforming health through anti-colonial knowledge co-creation processes and the inclusion of underrepresented nurses in Global Health leadership.
Favorite has worked at the intersection of nursing, education, and community health through Global Health Corps and Rwanda Education Assistance Project. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she earned her Ph.D. in Nursing. She also holds a Master of Science from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Rwanda. She is a Family Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Center for Research on Families, and serves on the Birth Equity & Justice Massachusetts (BEJMA) steering committee.
Diasporic nurse scholar Dr. Favorite Iradukunda studied in Rwanda, South Africa and the United States. She is a global nurse leader and commited to decolonising nursing through an African lens. She combines her research on advancing the holistic well-being of African-diasporic women, with activism in black birth equity and justice.
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