Student Fellow Alumna
Maya Babu was a fifth-year MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Business School during her fellowship year. She had previosuly 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 examined 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. In 2018, Maya joined Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of Adult Neurotrauma, with an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.