Dr. Mallika Marshall
Mallika Marshall, MD, is an Emmy-award winning journalist and physician who serves as the regular Health Reporter at WBZ-TV in Boston. A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Chelsea Urgent Care Clinic and MGH Revere Health Center.
Marshall is currently a Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. She has nearly 15 years of media experience, including serving as “HealthWatch” Anchor at WBZ-TV News for 10 years beginning in 2000. Since working at WBZ-TV, Marshall was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.” She served as the medical contributor for New England Cable News (NECN) and as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news. Marshall also has served as the host of “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated and aired in more than 70 markets, including major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Houston.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Marshall received her medical degree with honors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She also has served on the Board of Trustees for the Urgent Care Foundation and the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Boston.
In addition to numerous medical awards, she was an Associate Editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a Contributing Editor for the Harvard Medical School affiliated website, InteliHealth.
Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children. She will moderate the plenary session Breaking Barriers in Medicine: Prescriptions for Global Health.
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There’s evidence that taking Tylenol during pregnancy or giving it to young infants could increase a child’s risk of developing asthma by age 3.
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A Texas patient contracted the virus through sexual contact and that is raising a lot of new questions.
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A Boston doctor created a sunscreen that blocks harmful ultraviolet rays but allows the vitamin D-permitting rays to get through to your skin.
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Heart attacks in women may have different causes and symptoms, and some risk factors may be even more dangerous in women than men.
It’s being called “natural” IVF and offers a woman the option to have the embryos form inside her womb rather than outside.
Researchers at Duke Health have developed a blood test that can identify whether a sick patient has a bacterial or viral infection.
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