Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Lumsden, MD

HYC Director of Clinical Education


Dr. Rebecca Lumsden completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Global Health at Duke University and currently works as a Hospitalist at Duke University Medical Center. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Global Health from Emory University and received her medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School. During medical school, she was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and spent a year living in western Kenya studying the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. Together with a team of collaborators from Duke, University of Toronto, and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, she led a study investigating the burden of cardiac disease among pregnancy women in western Kenya.

During residency, as a part of the Hubert-Yeargan Center’s Global Health Pathway, she was awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship through the Fogarty International Center of NIH to return to Kenya to further her work on cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and conducted a study defining the prevalence of hypertension among postpartum women with preeclampsia. She completed her Master’s in Science in Global Health in 2020. She is passionate about women’s health and chronic disease prevention in LMICs.

Dr. Lumsden recently joined the Hubert-Yeargan Center leadership team as the Director of Clinical Education, through which she will oversee bilateral clinical exchange programs, including designing and directing a global health curriculum for Duke residents and trainees and facilitating clinical experiences for international trainees.