John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Public Health Research

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The John & Martha Mabie Public Health Research Fellowship is designed to create research opportunities for Northwestern students. Applicants may design research projects for implementation abroad or in the US.

Award details

Awards are based on quality of the research proposal, relevant previous experience, and academic merit. We look for strong, well-prepared, and creative projects. The award amount range is up to $4,000.


The John & Martha Mabie Fellowship is open to all degree-seeking Northwestern undergraduate students who are enrolled at the university at the time of the fellowship.  The fellowship cannot be used after graduation from Northwestern.

Awardees also must complete Global Health course Qualitative Research Methods OR submit proof of comparable classwork before the project begins.

Application deadline

March 19, 2018


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Past winners

2017 winners

  • Brian Cheng, "Investigating the Global Provision of Palliative Care Among Children with Cancer"
  • Marisa DiPaolo, Azalea Lopez, Ashleigh MacLean, Annie Oler, Sydni White, and Rui Zhou, "Maternal Health in the 20th Century: Historical Research in London's Wellcome Library" 
  • Julia Yeam and Tracy Guo, "SNAP: Singida Nutritional Agro-Ecological Project & HWISE: Household Water Insecurity Experiences"
  • Alejandra Diaz, "Global Brigades in Panama" 

2016 winners

  • Archit Baskaran, "Finding Peace at the End of Life: A Study on LGBTQ Health Disparities in Hospice Care (Kathmandu, Nepal)"
  • Jason Chen, "Volunteering at Genesis in Port Shepstone, South Africa"
  • Allison Park, "Asset Mapping of the Non-Profit Health System in the Tenderloin, San Francisco"

2015 winners

  • Carol Feng, Marilyn Janisch, Neil Thivalapill, and Victoria Zapater-Charrette (GlobeMed), "An Ethnographic Examination of Cultural Perceptions of Malaria and Efficacy of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets in Namugoga, Uganda"

2014 winners

2013 winners

  • Roshni Bhatnagar, Marie Donaldson, and Saya Jacob, "Chagas Education in Rural Bolivia: A Study on Teaching Methods"
  • Nouha Boundaoui, "The Perception of Hypertension Among Algerian Women"
  • Emily Smith, "Healthcare Access for Lesbians and Bisexuals in Cape Town, South Africa"

2012 winner

  • Danielle Westenberg, "Tuberculosis Education and Prevention Among the Hmong Population of Brown County, WI"

2011 winners

  • Kerianne Fullin and Deepa Ramadurai, "A Community Assessment of Maternal Health in Rural Ghana"

2010 winners

  • Chris Miller, "Public Health Awareness through Academic Arts Engagement in Chicago, IL"
  • David Lender, "Spanish Speakers' Understanding, Behavior, and Use of Prescription Medicine when Confronted with the Language Barrier in Chicago, IL"