Daihnia Dunkley


A professional headshot of Daihnia Dunkley, Yale PMHNP faculty


Dr. Dunkley has expansive clinical experience in maternal-child nursing in addition to her background in hospital leadership and academia. Her scholarly inquiry encompasses matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the nursing profession, and racial health disparities, particularly related to maternal mortality and morbidity outcomes. Dr. Dunkley’s dissertation research focused on the experiences of Black female executive nurse leaders and inspired the founding of The League of Extraordinary Black Nurses; a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting current and future Black nurses through the guiding principles of leadership, mentorship, and scholarship.