Four Tulane Public Health Students Earn Fulbright Honors

Hunter Jones
Fulbright Scholars 2023
Pictured in order from left to right, up to down, Humzah Khan, Brittany Blinder, Michael Yang, and Bryce Moulton.

Four public health students/alums have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant recipients for 2023-2024. They are Humzah Khan (’20), Brittany Blinder (’21), Bryce Moulton (BSPH ’21, current MPHTM student) and Michael Yang (’23, public health minor)

Along with nne other Tulane students, each grantee will receive funds through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international educational exchange program, to either study for a graduate degree, conduct an individually designed research project, or participate in an English Teaching Assistant Program outside the United States.

Khan’s proposed research project is an exploration of water management and sustainability in Tunisia, which continues to battle water stresses.

Blinder is excited to immerse herself in Taiwanese culture as she prepares to spend a year living in the island nation, where she will serve as an English teacher.

Moulton will be traveling to Nepal where she will focus on gender equity in education as a visiting teacher of English.

Yang will focus his research in the United Kingdom on food insecurity, specifically with the hope of sharing nutrition research and information between the UK and the United States.

Since its inception in 1946, Fulbright programs have operated in 160+ countries and provided 400,000+ students and scholars the opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, and promote mutual understanding among global communities.  

This year, the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Fellowship Advising supported 44 applicants through the months-long Fulbright application process. 25 of those applicants were announced as Semi-Finalists in January, with 13 ultimately becoming Finalists and 2 more selected as alternates.

“Tulane students and alumni have once again proven their ability to compete at the national level and to shine through to success,” said Thomas Spencer, Director of the NTC Office of Fellowship Advising. “We’re thrilled for them as they begin this adventure that will advance their careers, support the Fulbright mission and provide a significant service to our country.”

To read more about all 13 winners, click here.