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Tamil Kendall

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  • Scholar 2009
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Director, Women's and Maternal Health, Population and Public Health Division
Ministry of Health, British Columbia
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Tamil Kendall is currently a CIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a specialist in gender and HIV in Latin America, having worked as a researcher and advocate in the region for more than a decade. Her former institutional affiliations include the Population Council, UNFPA, and the UNAIDS Collaborating Centre at Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health. Tamil has also worked as a community-based researcher with civil society organizations and networks of people with HIV in both the global north and the global south. She holds a BA in History and Women’s Studies from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Anthropology and Health Sciences) from the University of British Columbia. Her current research is focused on the integration of HIV and reproductive health, the reproductive rights of women with HIV, and innovative advocacy strategies to increase accountability and provision of high quality services in publicly funded health systems.