Julian Atim, MB.Ch.B, MPH
Julian Atim is a Ugandan physician with public health training from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a founder of Students for Equity in Health Care (SEHC) and received the 2006 Health and Human Rights Award from Physicans for Human Rights.
Natalie Chan, MD
Natalie is an alumni of SocMed 2011 and a graduate from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Canada, Class of 2011. She is currently a paediatrics resident physician at the University of Toronto, training at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Her positive experiences in the SocMed course further propelled her passion for global health and social justice. She continues to pursue her interest in global health through involvement in: clinical work and research in maternal-child health in Uganda, medical student and resident preparation for global health electives, and the Medical Equipment Donation Program (MEDP) at McMaster University. She is also powerful advocate for arts and music education as a social determinant of health in her local and national community, and a co-founder of the Scarborough Society of Musicians.
Lizette Edge (Dre), MD
Dre is a resident physician at the Ellis Medicine Family Medicine Residency program in Schenectady, NY. During medical school, she had the opportunity to participate in the social medicine course "Beyond the Biological Basis of disease: the Social and Economic Causation of Illness." Dre is an activist devoted to providing health care to marginalized communities in the US and abroad, advocating for social medicine, and getting the influence of money out of politics in the US.
Sande is a fifth year medical student at Gulu University and possesses a MBChB with a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health. He plays an integral part in laying the groundwork for the course throughout the year, and coordinates several course community field visits such as the health center in Atanga.
Fred Oola, MB.Ch.B, DTM&H
Fred Oola is a Ugandan physican with advanced public health training from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has extensive programmatic experience in Northern Uganda and founded The Child is Innocent, a non-profit organization active in northern Uganda.
Kelly Sardon-Garrity, MBA, MSW
Kelly Sardon-Garrity lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with Che, his partner, and young children Maya and Sebastian. For the past nine years, he has had the privilege of directing an international immersion program for undergraduate students at Boston College, a collaborative year-long education and formation effort among many of the university's faculty, administrators, and graduate students, and the program's many partners and friends in the places visited throughout Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Prior to arriving in Boston, Kelly lived in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended graduate school at Washington University and worked with undergraduate students in social justice and community service programming. Kelly has long been inspired by imaginative, equitable health initiatives, and is honored to serve on the SocMed board.
Shelley White, Ph.D, MPH
Shelley White recently completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Boston College, and holds a Masters degree in international Public Health. She is an Instructor at Simmons College in the Department of Sociology and Public Health Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Shelley recently served as Policy Analyst at the University of Southern Maine and consultant with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ministry of Health in Lesotho, Southern Africa, on HIV/AIDS policy and programming. Over the past decade, she has also worked with -- and recently joined the Board of Directors of -- the international non-profit organization Free the Children, the world's largest network of youth helping youth. Shelley studies and has published on topics such as global HIV/AIDS and public health, globalization and political economy, human rights, development, and social change. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts and is the proud aunt of 13 neices and nephews.