Garielle holds a BSc in Natural Sciences and an MA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Calgary. Her research interests include global health, maternal & child health, refugee health, and medical education both in the Canadian context and globally. Garielle’s thesis work focused on children’s health in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua where she used a blend of anthropological and biological methodologies to assess gut function and nutritional status in children under two years of age. Garielle strives to blend traditional health research methodologies and frameworks with anthropological ones, and believes that both disciplines have a lot to learn from each other. At W21C Garielle supports Dr. Fabreau’s refugee research program, based at the nationally unique Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic here in Calgary. This research program aims to promote high quality and targeted health care and allied health care for newly arrived refugees resettling in Calgary. In addition, it strives to create the largest and most comprehensive dataset of refugee health and health care utilization in Canada.