Global Health Fulbright Recipients

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health supports students and faculty in various capacities including developing Fulbright projects and proposals. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international education and exchange program.

Below, learn more about USC’s global health Fulbright Scholars.
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USC is consistently named one of nation’s top producers of Fulbright students. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects. Applicants typically work with affiliates at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Learn how to apply »


Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas graduated May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in global health and a minor in Spanish. She received a research grant to Ecuador where she studied intimate partner violence using an intersectional approach.

“Through my project, I hope to bring attention to invisibilized narratives of intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors…I want to highlight the diverse and intersecting identities of women who experience IPV to inform policy both locally and, hopefully one day, globally.”

Hannah Thomas


Katherine Burch-Hudson

Katherine Burch-Hudson completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in global health in 2014.  Katherine received the English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.

“Always remember during the application process that Fulbright is first and foremost, a service opportunity so focus your energy on figuring out how your strengths make you most equipped to serve in the community that you are applying to go to.”

Katy Burch-Hudson


Martha Ryan

Martha Ryan graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in global health. Martha received a Fulbright research grant where she investigated how anti-stigma interventions can be adapted to culturally diverse red light areas in India.
Faculty Advisor: Laura Ferguson, PhD, SM, MA
Read about her report: “Sex work-related stigma: Experiential, symbolic and structural forms in the health systems of Delhi, India”

Learn more about her project »


Danielle Lee

While on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Danielle Lee taught in the primary, middle, or secondary school level, and was assigned to a school outside of Bangkok. Danielle participated in Thai language study, ESL teaching techniques, and learned about Thai cultural issues. She graduated May 2015 as a global health major with minors in international relations and natural science.

“I hope that through teaching, I can also learn from my students about their culture, backgrounds, and personal stories. I believe that making true, meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life can truly open your eyes to a greater understanding of the world, and I hope that my time in Thailand will allow me do just that.”

Danielle Lee

Faculty and Visiting Scholars:

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching/research awards to college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Learn how to apply »


Sharon Fonn


Kiros Berhane, Ph.D.

Kiros Berhane is a professor of Population and Public Health Sciences in the Department of Preventive Medicine, where he also heads the epidemiology and biostatistics program. His Fulbright award project focused on multidisciplinary capacity-building for Ethiopia in statistics and environmental health.