Junior Karmen Gill has been published in the John Hopkins Pre-collegiate Global Health Review.
After investigating women's health and writing a legislative proposal dedicated to greater accessibility for women's reproductive care in her U.S. History class, Karmen Gill ‘22 decided she wanted to learn more about the topic from a global perspective.
“I have always been interested in the sociology of health as well as gender discrimination, so this issue combines both of my passions,” said Karmen. In researching these topics, Karmen determined that gender disparities in healthcare was something that needed more attention, so she decided to write up her findings in an article.
“I believe healthcare should be a fundamental right for every human, so seeing that gender discrimination was an obstacle for many women had a deep-seated effect on me,” she said.
With guidance from Madeira English teachers, Ms. McGrory and Ms. Alston, Karmen researched, wrote, and edited an article titled “Breaking Through Hysteria: Unravelling the Hidden Gender Biases in Healthcare” which has been published in John Hopkins Pre-collegiate Global Health Review (PGHR).
PGHR is a Johns Hopkins University student and faculty-led publication and is the first international, peer-reviewed journal that features articles on global health topics written by high school students.
“Karmen's article underwent a rigorous review process and was ultimately selected for publication as it met PGHR’s high standards” said Siam Rezwan, Editor-In-Chief of PGHR. “Congratulations to Karmen for the extraordinary accomplishment of authoring a research article in an international peer-reviewed journal as a high school student!”
You can read Karmen’s article here.