Dr. Mallika Marshall

WBZ-TV's 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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‘Origami Robot’ Treats Patients Inside The Body

Researchers are developing robots that can treat patients inside the body.

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Exercise May Be As Effective As Surgery For Knee Pain, Study Finds

Doctors are rethinking how some injuries should be treated and it could help you avoid going under the knife.


Baby food (WBZ)

Homemade Baby Food May Not Be Any Healthier Than Store-Bought

If you feel like you’re letting your baby down because you feed your child from a store bought jar while your friend diligently blends all her baby food at home, don’t despair.


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Study: IVF Patients At No Greater Risk Of Breast Cancer

Many women undergoing fertility treatments worry that hormonal manipulation might raise their risk of breast cancer, but a new study found that’s not the case at all.


Mosquitoes (WBZ-TV)

Florida Health Officials Investigate Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika

Health officials are investigating what could be the first case of a Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the United States.


A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says pediatricians should play an active role in educating young patients about sex. (WBZ-TV)

Report Says Children Should Get Sex Ed From Their Pediatrician

Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on an American Academy of Pediatrics study that says doctors can help ensure teens are getting the information they need about issues of sexuality.


Children playing video game (WBZ-TV)

Violence On TV Can Lead To Aggressive Behaviors In Children

Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on how screen violence, both real and fictional can be harmful for kids.


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New App Lets Parents See Through Baby’s Eyes

A new app is allowing parents a glimpse of what the world looks like to a young child.



Weighty Issues: Bedtime Could Have Long-Term Impact On Kids

Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on three weight-related stories beginning with a simple step parents can take at home to help their children avoid becoming overweight.


Artificial sweetener (WBZ-TV)

Artificial Sweeteners May Lead To Consumption Of More Calories

While many of us use artificial sweeteners to cut back on sugar a new study suggests that doing so could actually cause us to take in more calories.



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