Editor- Philippa Simmonds
Pippa is from Scotland where she studied medicine and spent three years working as a junior doctor in Glasgow’s hospitals. Now in her second year of the MSc in Global Health, she is interested in the social determinants of health and how physical and political structures can influence them. Outside school she enjoys tea, biscuits and listening to podcasts.
Co-editors- Mary Harasym and Mia Harley
Mary is Canadian with a B.A in Psychology. Within the MSc Global Health programme, she is interested in the relation between refugees’ well-being and their access to health care services. In her spare time, she loves discovering new music, getting lost in Reddit threads, watching stand-up comedy, and biking.
Mia is from the UK. She studied biochemistry for her bachelors degree but found working in a lab boring and wanted to do something more related to people. Since starting a Masters in Global Health in Copenhagen, she has become interested in non-communicable diseases and more generally targeting health services to under-served communities. In her spare time, Mia enjoys cooking, reading books and drinking wine.
Events coordinator- Finja Dähne
Finja comes from Germany and has studied Media Science and Sociology in her bachelors. She currently works as a student assistant at Novo Nordisk in the section of Global Access to Care. In her studies she is mostly interested in ways to decrease the burden of non-communicable diseases and reduce health inequities. Otherwise, Finja enjoys yoga, good food, spending time with friends and learning about ways to make daily life more sustainable.
Treasurer- Molly O’Meara
Molly is from Ireland. She studied Liberal Arts and Sciences for her bachelors in Utrecht, NL, majoring in psychology and anthropology. She is now a first year student of the Global Health MSc, with a keen interest in health care equity, literacy and access for all. She has conducted medical anthropology research with women suffering from maternal morbidity in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and worked full-time with homeless men in Dublin, aiding them on their pathway out of homelessness, including the facilitation of their healthcare access and medication compliance. In her free time Molly likes to play guitar, listen to music and chill out/party with friends.
Social media coordinator- Kevin Antunes Lopes
Kevin is a second-year Global Health student at the University of Copenhagen and the responsible for social media publications at the Eye on Global Health blog. His academic interests lie on the development of health policies, the link between human rights and health, and research translation. A dedicated runner, reader, and pop culture aficionado, he is always motivated for a calm get-together and spending time talking about deep matters.
Network coordinators- Laura Pohl, Riëtte van Spanje, Thomas Hilberg Rahbek
Laura is from Austria where she studied “Nonprofit-, Social- & Healthcare Management” for her Bachelor degree. She is especially interested in disease patterns and health challenges in low and middle-income countries. In her last year of the MSc program she wants to focus on One Health and health in indigenous populations. She enjoys having lively discussions and loves travelling, hiking and reading books.
Thomas has a Bachelor in Public Health from University of Southern Denmark, where he also did an internship in the department for Research in Childhood Health. He has a big interest in Urban Health and is currently working on the Cities Changing Diabetes project at Novo Nordisk, focusing on research in urban obesity and diabetes. He also participated and won the 2017 Nordic City Challenge Case Competition. During his studies he has done an exchange program at George Washington University, with a focus on Environmental Health. He is finishing a Master of Science in Global Health from University of Copenhagen in spring 2018.
Visual content coordinator- Ania Filipowicz
Ania is from Poland. She studied Geography in Warsaw and now she is studying Global Health here in Copenhagen. Ania is open to new experiences but seems to have finally found her niche: mental health in the Arctic, and she hopes to work with visual communication. Travelling, sports, board games, tea and above all meeting and chatting with friends is what can make her day great!
Helen is Norwegian/American, but spent most her time in the US where she received her bachelors in Human Nutrition and Food Sciences. She also has her masters in global health from the University of Copenhagen which is when she was an editor for the Eye of Global Health Blog. She is now currently working for the National Food Institute at Denmark’s Technical University.
In 2014 Line was awarded a degree in BA Economics and Development Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She further specialised in economic development of sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on development practice. Line has also worked more than four years in a specialist care home for individuals with severe dementia and completed an internship with DG ECHO in Brussels.
Helen Jane Myrr
Helen is from the UK and graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 with a BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. She undertook a Master’s in Global Health at Copenhagen University from 2014 – 2016, during which time she was an Editor and content contributor of the KU Global Health blog. She now works for the Danish division of the academic publishing house, John Wiley & Sons, in their journal management Life Sciences division.
I was a main content contributor and editor 2014-2015 and became chief editor 2015 to 2016. My proudest moment working on this endeavour was initiating the change in branding and requesting a budget assigned to the blog, though I could not see it all the way to the end due to graduating. My favourite experience was being invited to the SNIH conference in Stockholm as a panel speaker in 2016.
I am still pursuing writing and academic blogging and you can check my newest blog – ‘Science Says’ (https://scisaysblog.wordpress.com/) (done with fellow graduate students in University of Calgary) while I pursue a PhD in helminthic epidemiology with a focus on drug resistance.