Health equity means that everyone has access to high-quality healthcare regardless of race, gender, nationality or socio-economic status.
Colleen Leonard hails from Illinois, USA. She is a strong advocate for ethical and equitable global health research. Colleen was an active member of Global Brigades while studying at Illinois Wesleyan University, which sparked her interest in global health. After college, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator, during which she coordinated several clinical trials. Colleen recently completed her Master of Public Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) focusing on global epidemiology with a graduate certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. While at RSPH, she served as a Data Assistant at The Carter Center and completed research with CARE in Guatemala and the Levy Research Group at RSPH. During her free time, Colleen enjoys hiking and traveling.