Interns

 

Margaret Anderson – COVID-19 Volunteer Co-ordinator

Margaret has over 30 years experience working as a professional librarian in various healthcare and educational settings. In 2010, she took up her current role as Cochrane Information Specialist for the Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems group. As an Evidence Aid volunteer, Margaret runs regular searches to identify systematic reviews for the COVID-19 collection, and coordinates the work of the team of volunteers who screen the results.

Saraf Azad – Windstorms Intern

Saraf is a current M.Sc. candidate in the Global Health Program at McMaster University. Her interests lie in public health, humanitarian aid, and social justice; she is also keen on learning about evidence-based research. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Windstorms collection.

Kashif Daud – Windstorms Intern

Kashif is currently completing his M.Sc. in Global Health at McMaster University and has a background in Life Sciences. He is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Windstorms collection..

Sophie Dearden – Covid-19 Intern

Sophie is a BA Geography undergraduate at the University of Liverpool, with a strong interest in humanitarianism, conflict response and global health. She aims to progress to a master’s degree in International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response. She has been working on screening for systematic reviews related to COVID-19 to be added to the Evidence Aid collection, and populating, reviewing and re-organising data for different collections. Sophie is currently undertaking a summer internship with Evidence Aid for the ‘Liverpool Interns Business Programme’, and is developing terms of reference for both Trustees and the Advisory Group in addition to previous responsibilities.

Khushmol Dhaliwal – Windstorms Intern

Khushmol is a Master of Science graduate from the University of Alberta in Canada. She has a strong research interest in exploring health inequities as they relate to the social determinants of health, evidence based research and knowledge translation, and obesity and nutrition research. She has worked with Evidence Aid to update, run search strategies, and summarize relevant reviews for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition collection. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Windstorms collection.

Maya Gadhvi – Social Media Intern

Maya is currently completing her final year of a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK. She has an interest in scientific communication and belief in making science accessible and reliable. She works with the team to manage the Evidence Aid social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram – engaging with the community and informing them of newly available summaries and other content.

Joly Ghanawi – Evidence Collections Intern

Joly has a biology background, with a strong interest in evidence-based research and public health. She works with the Evidence team by helping summarize systematic reviews for our evidence collections.

Chandni Gothana – Refugees Intern

Chandni is a Health Sciences student on the Pre-Clinical track at the University of Central Florida.  She is particularly interested in humanitarian aid and researching health inequalities. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarize systematic reviews for the Health of refugees and asylum seekers collection.

Jenny Hu – Earthquakes Intern

Jenny has a background in the health sciences and is currently completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. Her interests are rooted in intersectionality, sex/gendered health, and cross-cultural communication. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Earthquakes collection.

Beirut Ibrahim – Earthquakes Intern

Beirut is currently completing her M.Sc. in Global Health at McMaster University, specializing in disease burden. Her research interests include reproductive and maternal health, as well as examining factors influencing health-seeking behaviour amongst marginalized communities. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Earthquakes collection.

Simran Jawanda – Windstorms Intern

Simran is currently a Global Health MSc student at McMaster University, with a focus on disease burden, challenges and changes. Some of her research interests include addressing health disparities for marginalized groups, examining intersections between geography and human health, and examining health systems’ roles in mitigating disease burdens. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Windstorms collection.

Sydney Johnson – Evidence Collections Intern

Sydney has recently completed a M.Sc. in Global Health at McMaster University with an interest in evidence-based research and knowledge translation. She works with the team to provide editing and feedback on completed single review summaries in the Evidence Aid collections.

Leen Khankan – User Engagement

Leen Khankan is a student at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, majoring in Biology with a minor in Philosophy. Leen is supporting Evidence Aid with their user engagement and target marketing through social media.

Grace Meng – Earthquakes Intern

Grace is completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. She is interested in humanitarianism, evidence-based research, and innovation transferability. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Earthquakes collection.

Briann Mensour – Earthquakes Intern

Briann is a current MSc Global Health Candidate at McMaster University. She has a strong interest in public health, health systems, evidence-based research, and knowledge translation. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Earthquakes collection.

Carmela Preciado – Social Media Intern

Carmela is a postgraduate student studying Health Informatics at the University of North Texas. She is also a professional graphic designer. She has an interest in health equity, particularly with regards to immigrants overcoming challenges in their new country. She works with Evidence Aid to create graphics for social media, as well as managing our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts.

 

Surya Ramachandran – Evidence Collections Intern

Surya is a current student in the MSc. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases program at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Some of her interests include evidence-based research, one health, zoonotic diseases, and neglected tropical diseases; her current research focuses on communicable diseases in displaced populations. She is a part of the editorial team and works with the Evidence team by helping summarize and provide editorial feedback on summaries of systematic reviews for our evidence collections.

Jeremy Scudder – Earthquakes Intern

Jeremy is completing his Master of Science in Global Health at McMaster University, with an interest in refugee health and complex humanitarian disasters.  He’s worked in a variety of different occupations in different global contexts, and most recently he has served as an English teacher in Asia.  He has a passion for providing quality education to those that need it most. He is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Earthquakes collection.

Alice Shearstone – Windstorms Intern

Alice is a final year BA Geography undergraduate at the University of Birmingham. Her key interests lie in displacement, asylum seeker and refugee livelihood and humanitarianism. She is currently working with the Evidence Aid team to identify and summarise reviews for the Windstorms collection.

Grace Shepherd – Intern

Grace is a second year student studying a BA in Geography at the University of Birmingham, with a strong interest in international aid, development and inequality. She commenced her internship working with the COVID-19 team supporting Christine McKee by helping manage the combined summaries and is now working alongside Kat Timberlake on web support.

 

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