Student, Life Science, Yale-NUS College Singapore
• Speaker, Global Health Plenary, 17 Sep 2021
Ms Gabrielle Charis Tagtag is a third year undergraduate student at Yale-NUS College. Born in the Philippines, she is now pursuing a major in Life Sciences and a minor in Global Affairs.
She has been involved in COVID-19 global health policy research at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Insitute (SDGHI), being able to produce a policy brief for the Saudi Health Council detailing effective COVID-19 pandemic control as seen in Asian countries together with a team composed of graduate students from Duke University and technical consultants from the World Bank and SDGHI. This research experience carried over to other health policy initiatives such as the Yale X Yale-NUS Global Policy Hackathon, where she and her team won first place on their policy proposal addressing vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines.
Currently, she is working on a research project which focuses on mHealth, an mobile application for better health outcomes. With her passion to contribute to public health, Ms Tagtag intends to return to the Philippines after her studies to help advocate for much-needed health system reforms.