Dr Jordan Cory

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2018 Fellow

Dr Jordan Elizabeth Cory is a proud Kamilaroi woman, junior surgical doctor, and non-for-profit board director. She is passionate about eradicating in-country health inequities.

Dr Cory is currently studying at Harvard University as both a Fulbright and Roberta Sykes scholar. She is a Master's of Public Health candidate with a focus on leadership, health systems, and health disparity research. Her academic interest is in defining and improving surgical outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

During the COVID-19 pandemic at the Victorian State Department of Health, she worked to co-develop and lead a unique team that ensured cultural responsiveness and genuine community engagement were prioritised when testing, tracing, and containing complex outbreaks in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Dr Cory is a current board member of Children’s Ground, and past board director of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA). She has been recognized as Distinguished Young Alumni of the Year in 2019 by the University of Queensland.


  • Candidate: Master of Public Health (MPH), Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne
  • Global Surgery Short Course, University of Oxford

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