Meet 2023 Global Health Scholar Claire Xu

McGill Global Health Scholar Claire Xu is an Anatomy and Cell Biology student working with Professor Srividiya Iyer of the Department of Psychiatry.

Claire Xu is an Anatomy and Cell Biology student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Scholar Undergraduate Award. Claire works with Professor Srividiya Iyer of the Department of Psychiatry.

"Hi there! I'm Claire Xu, a fourth-year student studying Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in English Literature. I'm thrilled to be working as a Global Health Scholar under the guidance of Srividya Iyer. My research focuses on delving deeper into the evaluation of mental health services for Indigenous young people, aiming to understand the domains and measures used in this context. Healthcare should be tailored to meet the specific needs of every individual, particularly those from vulnerable populations. Specifically for Indigenous communities, the significance of cultural connectedness and resilience must be recognized when promoting overall well-being. I hope to contribute to the development of evidence-based strategies that address health disparities and promote equitable access to healthcare. I'm incredibly excited to work on this project; I have a lot to learn, and I'm looking forward to widening my worldview and collaborating with others.  

A fun fact about me is my favorite pastime is watching Mulan while eating charcuterie. My favorite cheese is bocconcini!!"

    McGill GHP Logo (McGill crest separated by a vertical bar from a purple globe and a partial arc with "McGill Global health Programs" in English & French)

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg Nations. McGill honours, recognizes, and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which peoples of the world now gather. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Learn more about Indigenous Initiatives at McGill.

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