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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The Perk caffeine bracelet. (WBZ-TV)

Putting The Perk Caffeine Bracelet To The Test

Perk is a new bracelet that uses a patch to deliver caffeine directly through the skin.

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Breath samples tested by dog trained to sniff out cancer (Image from CancerDogs.ca)

Specially Trained Dogs Sniff Out Cancer, Save Lives

Since 2013 hundreds of Chicago firefighters have breathed into masks as part of a study.

02/24/2017

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Local Researchers May Have Found Way To Restore Hearing

Tiny hair cells inside our inner ear allow us to hear but they can be easily damaged by loud noises or certain drugs, causing hearing loss.

02/22/2017

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Life Expectancy In U.S. Expected To Remain Behind Other Countries

When it comes to life expectancy, the United States will continue to trail other industrialized countries in the year 2030.

02/22/2017

Layla (WBZ-TV)

Research Underway In Boston To Help Dogs Live Longer

Researchers hope a drug approved for humans will help dogs live longer.

02/10/2017

Ben Blake received a new liver after his initial transplant failed. (WBZ-TV)

Man Opts To Receive Liver From Donor With Hepatitis C After First Transplant Fails

After his first transplant failed, 26-year old Ben Blake was in need of another liver and fast. So he made the courageous decision to take one that is infected with a treatable disease in order to save his life.

01/04/2017

Sam Galette said he feels accomplished after publishing a book. (WBZ-TV)

WRITERS Program Helps Hospitalized Children Stay Busy

Kids who spend long days at the hospital can get bored easily, but the WRITERS program at Floating Hospital for Children is making all the difference.

12/28/2016

Harpist Nancy Kleiman (WBZ-TV)

Harpist Touches Hundreds Of Lives At Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Five days a week Nancy Kleiman plays her harp at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

12/22/2016

Doctor checks child's ear (WBZ-TV)

New Recommendations On How Long Ear Infections Should Be Treated

Ear infections are incredibly common among young kids and many get them multiple times a year, but for how long do they need to be treated?

12/22/2016

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Millions To Give Up Alcohol For ‘Dry January’

This year millions of people will be participating in what’s being called “Dry January”.

12/22/2016

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