Stanford University
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Stanford-NBC News Fellow in Media and Global Health 2013-2014

hgoldbachHayley Goldbach received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2009 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her extracurricular activities included teaching health to under-served students, teaching ethics in a prison as well as being captain of the equestrian team. Hayley developed an early interest in journalism and appeared as the “roving reporter” for nine years on NPR’s “From the Top.”

Before starting medical school she took a year off and worked in Malawi with Project Peanut Butter, an NGO that treats pediatric malnutrition. While in Malawi, she worked on a research project that examined the use of antibiotics in severe, acute malnutrition and the results of that study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2013.

She recently completed third year of medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, she served as co-President of the Elizabeth Blackwell Society (the women’s medical student association) and served as the medical student representative on the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) professionalism article prize selection committee and is a contributor to the ABIM's medical professionalism blog.

After her first year of medical school, Hayley spent the summer in Botswana working in a dermatology clinic and participating in research on vulvar cancer in HIV+ women. While in Botswana, Hayley also worked to introduce and implement VisualDx (a visual diagnostic support software) at a local hospital and helped set up and evaluate a mobile learning (mLearning) project with resident physicians at the University of Botswana.

An avid blogger, Hayley has created two blogs about her international experiences and is also a regular contributor to Perelman School of Medicine's official student blog: Making the Rounds.

As the 2013 – 2014 Stanford – NBC News Global Health and Media Fellow, Hayley hopes to learn how to be an effective advocate for global health issues. After the fellowship, Hayley will return to the University of Pennsylvania to finish her fourth year of medical school. Ultimately, she plans to blend her interest in global health with media and telemedicine in order to broaden the reach of medical care for underserved populations.

She also enjoys reading, pilates and whitewater rafting.


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