Columnist – Sofia Weiss Goitiandia
By Sofia Weiss Goitiandia
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia (she/her) is a medical student holding a BA in Natural Sciences (specialisation: Neurosciences) from the University of Cambridge, who will also complete her MSc in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet in June 2021. She has a strong research interest, and has worked on both quantitative and qualitative projects, spanning basic science to a study bridging history of art and public health. She is a keen linguist, with knowledge of six languages, as well as a passionate reader and writer. She also has experience in advocacy work, particularly in the access to medicines field and in promoting gender health equity. She aims to pursue further studies in the subject of philosophy of medicine, and her ultimate goal would be to combine a career in patient-facing medical care with interdisciplinary academic research. She relishes how different approaches can yield new insights on old problems, and – despite her best efforts – remains relentlessly curious about the human condition.
Blogs by Sofia Weiss Goitiandia
As seen through Dalia’s eyes: reflections on the world of Global Health from a pioneering Sudanese activist (Part 1)
August 12, 2021
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia spoke for hours with Global Health scholar and activist Dalia Elhag. In this first article based on their conversation, Dalia talks about the roots of her committed feminism, which is at the heart of her activist work.
August 7, 2021
In this blog, science communication is discussed in the context of vaccine hesitancy, particularly with regards to COVID-19 vaccines. Possible strategies to address this challenge are explored, whilst leaving room for nuance.
July 10, 2021
In this podcast, Sofia Weiss Goitiandia interviews the wonderful Dr. Nick about his work as a Medical Doctor and Co-Founder of OneDay Health in Northern Uganda.
July 5, 2021
In this blog post, Sofia Weiss Goitiandia writes about the centrality of narratives and storytelling in medicine. Long story short: in healthcare, the words we use matter.
June 30, 2021
The most personal blog post yet, as Sofia Weiss Goitiandia reflects on her own experiences to propose interdisciplinarity as a means of finding purpose and meaning in medicine.
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia dives into “Access to Medicines, Vaccines and the COVID-19 Pandemic with Medical Anthropologist and Health Equity Advocate Sarai Keestra”
June 23, 2021
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia talks to medical anthropologist and medical doctor-to-be Sarai Keestra to discuss a pertinent interdisciplinary issue of our time, access to medicines.
May 31, 2021
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia meets Medical Herstory founder Tori Ford to discuss and reflect on gender, health and the medical institution.
May 18, 2021
A first blog post drawing from philosophy of medicine asks: is it ethical to allow people to sell a kidney to overcome poverty?