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Portrait of Proscovia Nabunya

Proscovia Nabunya

Research Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
  • Research Interests:

  • Asset-based interventions
  • Children and families affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Family and community-based social support systems
  • HIV-related stigma and social isolation
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Portrait of Proscovia Nabunya

Proscovia Nabunya’s research focuses on family and community-based support systems as protective factors for the development and well-being of children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. She studies 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.

Her current study examines the social support systems available to children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. As part of this study, she examines family-level and community-level facilitators and barriers to access and use of community resources, and ways to develop and strengthen the social support systems and resources within HIV-impacted communities. The goal of her work is to develop culturally and contextually appropriate interventions to address the issues associated with HIV-related stigma and social isolation among children and families affected by the disease.

Additionally, Nabunya serves as the assistant director of the Africa Initiative, an interdisciplinary endeavor aimed to enhance Washington University’s impact and programmatic efforts on the Africa continent.

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.

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