Meet 2021 Global Health Scholar Josie Tuong

McGill Global Health Scholar Josie Tuong is an Anatomy & Cell Biology student working with Psychiatry Professor Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares.

McGill Global Health Scholar Josie Tuong is an Anatomy & Cell Biology student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholars Award. This past summer, Josie worked with Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares on Young People’s Participation in Mental Health Policymaking: A Global Consultation.

"I coordinate the consultation part of the project: I contacted the participants; kept track of the consent process and compensation process; scheduled meeting dates and times; moderated interviews/focus group discussion; took notes during interviews/ focus group discussion and checking transcripts.

I got to learn a lot about the mental health field, which raises a curiosity within me and makes me want to learn more about it. By working on this project, I got the privilege of hearing valuable perspectives from the participants, who are experts in this field. And, more important, I got to learn a lot from my supervisors, as a researcher, as a student, and as a human."

Learn more about the McGill Global Health Scholars Undergraduate Program.

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