Author: Haley Lillehei

I’m currently a senior studying International Relations, Chinese, and Global Health. Studying abroad in China through a Northwestern program provided me with the amazing opportunity to experience a different culture first hand, as well as gain invaluable experience and insight into the workings of China’s healthcare system from a first-hand perspective.

Luna Lights: A Unique and Inventive Solution for Night-time Falls

I recently caught up with Donovan Morrison, a 2014 graduate of Northwestern already boasting an impressive list of professional accomplishments – namely CEO and Co-Founder of health-based start-up Luna Lights. Luna Lights is an automated lighting system which prevents and detects falls in the elderly population using cloud based data analytics. The idea for the

APEC Climate Agreement: Too Little Too Late?

Last May I wrote a post on my experience with pollution while in China. The smog was, without a doubt, my least favorite part about spending a summer in Beijing. Not only are the extreme amounts of pollutants gross to breathe in and bad for the environment, they are also bad for our health. And

AYZH: Changing Lives Through Sanitary Childbirths

I recently had the privilege to attend a conversation titled “Innovation Around the World,” part of Chicago Ideas Week. The speakers of the conference were described as some of the “most talented young innovators from around the world,” who were gathered “to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to education, climate change to policy

American Soda Makers Join in Effort to Cut Calories Americans Consume in Drinks

“Today we announce a profoundly important commitment to combat the obesity epidemic by cutting calories in America’s soft drinks – outside of school and beyond children,” said Bill Clinton, announcing a new soda initiative. On September 23, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting in New York, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group made

A Toxic Cycle

As a student of global health, I pride myself on keeping up to date on the various challenges to public health around the world, especially the most potent issues. I know about AIDS and malaria, I know about the problems with health insurance in China, and I know the struggles resource poor nations face in