Glorieuse Uwizeye, PhD

Glorieuse Uwizeye

Assistant Professor

Room 2035, FNB
519 661-2111 x89223
Google Scholar


  • PhD (University of Illinois Chicago, USA)
  • MN (University of KwaZulu Natal, SA)
  • BN Hons (University of KwaZulu Natal, SA)

Research In Profile

Professor Uwizeye's interdisciplinary research program expands the current understanding of intergenerational health effects of exposure to socio-political and racial violence. She studies health impacts of genocide against the Tutsi and epigenetic mechanisms linking prenatal exposure to genocide or genocidal rape and adulthood health outcomes. Through this research program, she hopes to generate findings of interest to nurses and other professionals interested in addressing health inequality. 

Featured Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Uwizeye, G., Thayer, Z. M., DeVon, H. A., McCreary, L. L., McDade, T. W., Mukamana, D., ... & Rutherford, J. N. (2021). Double Jeopardy: Young adult mental and physical health outcomes following conception via genocidal rape during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Social Science & Medicine, 278, 113938.
  • Uwizeye, G., DeVon, H. A., McCreary, L. L., Patil, C. L., Thayer, Z. M., & Rutherford, J. N. (2022). Children born of genocidal rape: What do we know about their experiences and needs?. Public health nursing, 39(1), 350-359.
  • DeVon, H. A., Uwizeye, G., Cai, H. Y., Shroff, A. R., Briller, J. E., Ardati, A., ... & Schlaeger, J. M. (2021). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of acupuncture for angina in an underserved diverse population. Acupuncture in Medicine, 09645284211055754.
  • Gildner, T. E., Uwizeye, G., Milner, R. L., Alston, G. C., & Thayer, Z. M. (2021). Associations between postpartum depression and assistance with household tasks and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from American mothers. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(1), 1-14.
  • Uwizeye, G., Mukamana, D., Relf, M., Rosa, W., Kim, M. J., Uwimana, P., ... & Collins, A. (2017). Building nursing and midwifery capacity through Rwanda’s human resources for health program. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(2):192-201. https://doi:10.1177/1043659617705436
  • Ndenga, E., Uwizeye, G., Thomson, D. R., Uwitonze, E., Mubiligi, J., Hedt-Gauthier, B. L. & Binagwaho, A. (2016). Assessing the twinning model in the Rwandan human resources for health program: goal setting, satisfaction, and perceived skill transfer. Globalization and health, 12(1), 4. https://doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0141-4

Chapters and Entries in Books and Dictionaries

  • Lee, B. X., Uwizeye, G., & Kroll, T. (2018). State violence and state creativity: caring for women and girls who were raped during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.  In Adlam. J, Kluttig. T, & Lee B.X. (Eds.), Violent states and creative states: From the global to the individual: Structural violence and creative structures. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Visit Google Scholar for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Dissemination of findings on adverse health outcomes of early life exposure to the study population: A collaborative ethics project.  Dartmouth Society of Fellow Venture Funding; Thomas D. Sayles Research Grant; Western University Faculty of Health Sciences. (2021-2023). Principal investigator.
  • Epigenetic impact of prenatal exposure to genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Dartmouth Society of Fellow Venture Funding; Christensen Laboratory, Dartmouth Geisel school of medicine; Goodman Faculty Research Grant, Department of Anthropology Dartmouth College; Western University Faculty of Health Sciences. (2020-2023). Principal investigator.
  • Health outcomes of prenatal exposure to extreme stress among Rwandan adults born of genocidal rape (Doctoral research). University of Illinois Chicago, College of Nursing and Graduate College; Margaret McNamara Education Grants. (2018-2022). Principal investigator.
  • Research-led peace education as crisis prevention in Central Africa. The British Academy grant. 2020-2022. Collaborator.

Additional Information


  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, UIC College of Nursing (2020)
  • Provost's Graduate Research Award, UIC Graduate College, (2019-2020)
  • PhD Student Research Award, UIC College of Nursing (2019-2019)