Sherna Tamboly

Sherna’s interest in the complexities of health systems began at an early age, when her family helped operate a local charitable hospital in India that relied on limited resources. Her studies in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster, with a specialization in global health, has given her the opportunity to investigate theoretical and practical approaches to addressing challenges related to the delivery of healthcare. During the summer of 2012, she spent time in India working with the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development, on projects that promote sustainable and comprehensive rural development in local villages. Through her role as a Forum Fellow, she pursued her interest in understanding how research evidence can help decision-makers effectively address pressing health issues, and used her experience in coordinating student activities to aid in events planned by the student subcommittee. Sherna has also been active in several other student groups on campus, including the Health Sciences Outreach Club, the Bachelor of Health Sciences Society and the McMaster Student Union Teaching Awards Committee.

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