Kunga Denzongpa, PhD, MPH


Kunga Denzongpa, PhD, MPH brings in 7+ years of experience in Community-based participatory research among culturally diverse communities. She received her PhD in community health education from University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). Her doctoral training focused on community engaged methodologies where she explored maternal health experiences of refugee women resettled in the United States. She also worked as a public health fellow at Guilford College where she assisted the college’s health and safety taskforce to address the COVID-19 pandemic and promote healthy practices and policies on campus.

As a Sikkimese-Himalayan tribal minority raised in a collective community, her passion is rooted in equitable approaches to community and health. Social justice is a crucial praxis for her equity-centered health research and hopes to incorporate innovative community-engaged approaches to health equity among racially and ethnically minoritized communities.