Rachel Mahbubani

2019 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

Rachel Mahbubani

Rachel Mahbubani

Rachel Mahbubani has earned a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship for travel to Scotland where she will complete a master’s degree in public health at the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The award is valued at $45,000. She will later complete her dissertation work in sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate and implement non-communicable disease prevention, treatment and management interventions.

"I firmly believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. As a Rotary Global Scholar, I will develop a solid foundation in public health that will integrate into my future career as a physician, enabling me to address and combat health inequities both locally and globally.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated in 2018 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in biology

Inspired By

First, I would like to thank Dr. Charlie Leonard and Bethany Smith for their guidance through this application process. Thank you to my research mentors Dr. Deborah Yoder-Himes and Dr. Paul Himes who have contributed to my academic growth in both the classroom and the lab.
Additionally, I would like to thank my recommender Becky Montague for inspiring me with your dedication to serve our community. I would like to thank my recommender Dr. Russell Vandenbroucke for enriching my undergraduate career through the Peace, Justice, & Conflict Resolution Program.


Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Louisville Male High School (2014)
  • Parents:

    Raju and Michelle Mahbubani of Louisville