Meet 2023 Global Health Scholar Jordan Leeson

McGill Global Health Scholar Jordan Leeson is a Physiology student (with a minor in Anthropology) working with Professor Melissa Henry of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology.

Jordan Leeson is a Physiology student with a minor in Anthropology. This summer, Jordan will work with Professor Melissa Henry of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology on the State of Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care in African National Cancer Control Plans: Consensus Panel and Delphi Study.

"I am fascinated by cumulative human health and the interplay between physical, mental, and social well-being. My passion for holistic medical approaches stems from a deep belief in caring for the whole person, not just treating isolated symptoms. I believe everyone should have access to quality cancer care. My mom was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia when I was in middle school and spent a year at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, three hours away from home. I saw how prevalent the integrative model of care was for her treatment and recovery. Having my mom still with me means the world to me.

I absolutely love the outdoors and am happiest anytime I can get out in the sun or even better, on the water!"

    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)

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