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Dr. Mallika Marshall

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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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HealthWatch: Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke Warning

Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on a new study about second-hand marijuana, hearing aids and why Americans are dying younger.


Stethoscope (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Study Shows Positive Thinking Can Prolong Your Life

Harvard University researchers have found the power of positive thinking can help you live longer.


A penguin robot that can help children with autism. (WBZ-TV)

Penguin Robot Provides Help For Children With Autism

A local couple has developed a robot which could one day make autism services much more affordable and much more accessible.


A new clinical trial could mean more patients get organ transplants. (WBZ-TV)

New Transplant Trial Could Mean More Patients Get New Organs

Irma Hendrick volunteered to receive a kidney infected with hepatitis C as part of a clinical trial.


If surgery is successful, Jim Ewing will be able to control his prosthetic with his mind. (WBZ-TV)

Maine Man To Get Innovative Amputation Surgery

If it’s successful, it will allow his brain to control a robotic prosthesis, restoring natural movement.


Epinephrine injection (WBZ-TV)

Many Families In The Dark About Cheaper EpiPen Alternative

There is a little known alternative that’s half the cost of the expensive lifesaving EpiPen.


Virtual reality (WBZ-TV)

Virtual Reality Headsets Concern Doctors

Virtual reality is a cool new experience but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the technology, especially when it comes to kids.



3-D Printed Creation Combines Multiple Vitamins Into One Pill

Massachusetts Institute of Technology start-up wants to switch out that handful of pills you may be taking with just one simple high-tech dose.


Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion on October 5, 2016 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Donald Trump

Dr. Mallika Marshall discusses the ways you can talk to your children about the President-Elect after a contentious campaign.


Fred Noyes. (WBZ)

New Dissolving Stent Offered At Mass. General Hospital

A 73-year-old patient at Mass. General was offered a brand new stenting procedure to open up a blockage in his heart.



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