Nicole Robertson


UofL senior Nicole Robertson has been awarded a 2017 Etscorn International Summer Research Award. UofL awards the $5,000 Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award to promising undergraduates interested in conducting international research over the summer.

Robertson will travel to Nakaseke, Uganda, to implement and research non-communicable disease education among community health workers.

“After researching cervical cancer last summer, I knew my work in Uganda was unfinished. The Etscorn International Summer Research Award will not only allow me to continue my research combatting the burden of non-communicable diseases but I will collaborate with top global health researchers and learn from the very best.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduates May 2018 from the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Public Health and Information Services with majors in biology and public health.

Inspired By

First, Dr. Condon, Dr. Leonard, and Bethany Smith guided me through the application process, and continue to prepare me to apply to additional national and international scholarships. Tammi Thomas along with the faculty at the School of Public Health have been instrumental in guiding and inspiring me to achieve my highest potential. Tammi truly cares about student growth, and no matter how big my dreams are she is always there is to support me. Dr. Katie Leslie gave me the confidence to pursue my passion in public health and realize the avenues to incorporate medicine and principles of health equity in research.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Alexandria, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Campbell County High School
  • Parents:

    Janet and Steve Robertson of Alexandria, Kentucky