Irene Felsman, DNP, MPH, RN, is an assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing, with a focus in global and community health, where she teaches in the area of health promotion, wellness, community and global health. Dr. Felsman’s expertise includes community engagement methods and the development of culturally aligned community interventions to improve health and access to care for woman and children in diverse settings, both locally and globally. Dr. Felsman relocated to Durham in 2011 from South Africa after 25 years of working in developing countries (Latin America, Asia and Africa) in the capacity of program advisor, consultant, clinician and educator. Populations of particular interest to her include immigrants, refugees and underserved families, women and children. Her research interests include risk and resiliency in refugees and immigrants resettled in the United States, and the implications for quality improvement in community health interventions.
Dr. Felsman received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University, her MPH and Certificate of Health Care in Developing Countries from Boston University School of Public Health and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duquesne University.