Welcome to the twenty-seventh installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. I love how this series not only introduces readers to blogs and communicators they have overlooked in this big world wide web, but it also introduces me to new voices, too. This week's spotlight is definitely a treat for me as well.

Introducing...Soon to be Dr. Irène Mathieu and Maladi Kache Pa Gen Remed

Maladi Kache Pa Gen Remed, is Irène Matheiu's blog where she discusses her experiences as a medical student while being a writer. Most of her posts are on global health, social justice, race, gender, public health as well as links between science and art, creative writing, and her personal growth. She also shares photography and her published creative works.

Irène Mathieu is currently a medical student at Vanderbilt University. She is slated to graduate May 2015 (YAY!). Irène received her B.A. in International Relations from the College of William and Mary. Her research and extracurricular projects include public health projects in the USA and in Latin America. With interests in pediatric health, chronic disease prevention, intimate partner violence, migration/urbanization, ethics of working with underserved/oppressed populations, and health care access, Irène will be a force to reckon with when she graduates this May!

In her own words:

I write and do medical school and other stuff. This blog documents all of the above. I'm intrigued by language(s), the stories that we construct with them, the stories we live, and the relationship between narrative and lived experiences. I'm interested in radical healing - in other words, getting at the root of things.

Links to some of her engaging material:

Ferguson, protest, and the meaning of professionalism

diversity, literature, & the audacity of writing

how I became a hopeful romantic

And one of my favorites - the how of the what, part II, in this post she examines her own privileges and positionaility as an academic studying and serving historically marginalized groups.

You can learn more or engage with Irène Mathieu through:

Blog: http://motochaskache.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @gumbo_amando

Connect with her and be sure to leave a comment at one of her blog posts. There’s no better way to engage and encourage bloggers than joining the conversation. Plus, she has been on a hiatus (she's finishing Med School) so let's show her love and encourage her to share with us again, soon. Tell her you found her via The Urban Scientist (me, @DNLee5) and #ScholarSunday.


I hope you’re enjoying this series of blog posts. If so, then I’d love to shine the spotlight on additional science blogs and scientists and help spread the word of amazing science outreach. If you know of a great science blog, science blogger or science communicator who you think is amazing and would like to help spread the word about how amazing they are, then submit them. Now accepting recommendations for upcoming Spotlight on Outreach Scientists and Science Communicators for upcoming weeks.