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Favorite Iradukunda

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Involvement: 

School or College: 

Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

Bio: 

Dr. Favorite Iradukunda completed a BS in Nursing at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Kigali, Rwanda. She went on to earn an MS in Nursing at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD in Nursing at UMass Amherst. Dr. Iradukunda joined the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing faculty in 2020. Her career and research interests include maternal health equity, cross-cultural intersectionality and health outcomes, lifestyle “choices”, maternal healthcare services, and access to information/resources.

Research Proposal Title: 

A Community-Based Storytelling Program to Promote Maternal Mental Health and Wellbeing in Black Women/Birthing People

Research: 

Dr. Favorite Iradukunda completed a BS in Nursing at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Kigali, Rwanda. She went on to earn an MS in Nursing at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD in Nursing at UMass Amherst. Dr. Iradukunda joined the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing faculty in 2020. Her career and research interests include maternal health equity, cross-cultural intersectionality and health outcomes, lifestyle “choices”, maternal healthcare services, and access to information/resources.