Class 13 (2014-2016)
Rebeccah Bartlett, Australia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Maternal and Child Health
Rebeccah is a Registered Nurse-Midwife from Australia. She holds a BA (Hons.) in History and Anthropology and focused her undergraduate research on reproductive health in refugee camps after WWII. Throughout the last decade, Rebeccah has volunteered her time with various community programs that focus on the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. She has volunteered in indigenous communities in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, two countries that have made slow progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health. Rebeccah is passionate about reducing maternal mortality and morbidity and gender-based violence in developing countries and is working towards closing the gap of indigenous maternal health in her own country through mHealth technology and program innovations.