Meet 2021 Global Health Scholar Karine Talbot

McGill Global Health Scholar Karine Talbot is a Psychology student working with Psychiatry Professor Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares.

Today, we catch up with Karine Talbot.

Karine Talbot is a Psychology student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Scholar Undergraduate Award. She is currently working with Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares.

“ My current role on the Children's Worlds in Namibia project involves coordinating various aspects of secondary data analysis. OYO (a Namibian NGO) produces a magazine that addresses different topics related to sexual health. The findings from the 2018 Children's Worlds project are featured as a comic in the newly re-distributed "Teenage Pregnancy" issue. OYO facilitators are on-site presenting information from the magazine to students and collecting feedback on the effectiveness of the program intervention which includes the Children's Worlds comic. My responsibilities have included content analysis and quantitative and qualitative data entry.

The most exciting part of the Global Health Scholars Program has been having the opportunity to collaborate on a program intervention. The Children's Worlds comic is a creative way to present vital information and the facilitators' presentations create an interactive environment for students to discuss their thoughts on sexual health. It is very interesting to observe and reflect on the effectiveness of these types of interventions and how they could be implemented in schools.”

Learn more about the McGill Global Health Scholars Undergraduate Program.

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