Matt is a 3L law student. He holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also acts as Strategic Planning and Solicitations Editor for the McGill Journal of Law and Health. He is interested in fertility law and intellectual property law.
Clare is a U3 honours microbiology & immunology student with a minor in the history & philosophy of science. Her interest in biomedicine and bioethics intersect her passion for global health, where she hopes to pursue work in infectious disease control and health in relation to human rights.
Madlen is an honours microbiology & immunology student. Her global health interests are infectious disease prevention and diagnosis in high-burden, low-resource settings and improving access to essential medicines and diagnostics. She is passionate about health and social justice.
Sayema is a research assistant in Dr. Madhukar Pai’s research team which works towards improving tuberculosis diagnostics and treatment. Her interests in global health are infectious diseases, the interplay of social science and medicine, and advocacy.
Adrienne is a U3 Psychology student with minors in biology and behavioural science. She is drawn by the multidisciplinary nature of global health and its ability to pull from many fields to solve vast and often borderless problems. Her interests include emphasis on improved treatments for both neurological and mental disorders.
Tasnim is a nutrition student. Her interests include mobile health and the determinants of health. Through the blog, she is excited to highlight some of the great work done in the field of global health.
Raymond Downing is an American medical doctor. After medical school and internship in New York City, he studied Family Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. Then he and his wife, Janice Armstrong, also a Family Doctor, opened a government-funded Family Practice clinic in a rural Appalachian county north of Knoxville. After seven years there, they and their family of two children moved to Eastern Sudan to work in primary care in a refugee settlement for three years. Following that they spent four years at a Mennonite mission hospital in Tanzania, and in 1993 they moved to Kenya. Downing worked for a year as Medical Coordinator in the New Sudan Council of Churches, with frequent travel to Southern Sudan. In 1995 he and Jan moved to western Kenya to work in a Quaker mission hospital. In 2001 they returned to the U.S. to work with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation. They returned to western Kenya in 2004 to serve as Lecturers in Family Medicine at Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, helping to establish the first Family Medicine program in Kenya. They both continue to work there.
McGill Global Health Programs
Kristin works for McGill GHP. She has been infected by student enthusiasm for blogging and agreed to join in despite her non-techie nature.
Patrick is a recent graduate from the undergraduate pharmacology program at McGill University. He worked at McGill Global Health Programs for 5 months, where he was initiated into the professional global health arena. Patrick hopes to make significant impacts in the field of global health in the near future.
Stephanie is part of the McGill GHP team. She has an interest in health promotion, the web, and social media.