Gloria Mpundu

Gloria Mpundu

When I came to Penn, I knew very little about nursing research but it sparked my interests after learning more about it. I had my first experience at Penn as a Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholar where I worked with Dr. Eileen Lake and Dr. Liisa Laine. This program cemented my interest in research and I have been involved in research since then. I have worked on different projects on telemedicine in long-term facilities, neonatal abstinence syndrome, nurses’ mental health, sexual & reproductive health/HIV prevention and mental health among adults with intellectual disabilities. I have also worked on a policy project researching the exploitation of female migrant workers in the Kafala system to create policies that would mitigate precarious working conditions they are forced to endure. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about getting involved in undergraduate research.

Research experience: 

  • Summer Undergraduate Minority Rersearch (SUMR) scholar 2020
  • World House Student Fellow 2020
  • Global Research Internship Program (GRIP) 2021
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Eileen Lake at Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research 2020-Present

Affinity groups: International, FGLI, PennCAP, Lauder College House RA


  • FGLI
  • International Students