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Portrait of Proscovia Nabunya

Proscovia Nabunya

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
  • Areas of Focus:

  • HIV stigma and shame
  • Mental health
  • Family and community-based support systems
  • Children, youth and families impacted by HIV
  • Intervention research and mixed method approaches
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Portrait of Proscovia Nabunya

Proscovia Nabunya's global research focuses on HIV-stigma reduction interventions, mental health, family and community-based support systems as protective factors for the development and well-being of children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. She has research expertise in poverty-reduction strategies that utilize asset-based interventions and their impact on the social, economic and health well-being of children and families in HIV-impacted communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nabunya's current NIH-funded studies are aimed at addressing HIV-associated stigma among adolescents and their families; and developing a mobile health intervention for youth with comorbidity HIV and depression. In addition, she is a principal investigator of an NICHD-funded Suubi+Adherence-R2, aimed at examining the longitudinal HIV treatment adherence outcomes among youth living with HIV transitioning into young adulthood; and NIMH-funded Bridges-R2, evaluating the long-term impact of an economic empowerment intervention on HIV risk prevention and care continuum outcomes among orphaned youth transitioning to young adulthood.

Additionally, Nabunya serves as the co-director of the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD), that contributes to the reduction of poverty and improvements in public health outcomes for children and families in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining the Brown School, Nabunya completed the Provost's Post-Doctoral and Transitional Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship at New York University's Silver School of Social Work.

In The News:

ICHAD Celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and the Lives it Has Changed in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Nabunya, Cavazos-Rehg Awarded $1.2M Funding to Study Depression Among Youth With HIV in Uganda

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