Student Fellow Alumna
Maya Babu is a fifth-year MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Business School. She has worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in leadership roles with the Committee on Legislation and Advocacy of the American Medical Association, Association of Women Surgeons, and Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Legislation. As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, she studied the developmental effects of iron deficiency on learning and memory. More recently at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, she has been examining the impact of welfare reform on access to treatment for women with serious mental illness. During her fellowship, Maya completed a paper studying the socioeconomic factors that underlie patient transfers to a Level I trauma center. The findings from this research were selected for oral presentation as part of the Trauma and Critical Care Panel at the 2010 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, and was awarded first place in the Socioeconomic Division of the AANS Poster Symposium.