Author: Haley Lillehei

Class of 2014 alum. Currently living in San Francisco. Working in health tech at Collective Health. Covering global health from the Bay Area.

Kim Simplis Barrow and Cancer Prevention in Belize

I graduated from Northwestern in 2014 and moved to the Bay Area where I currently work in health tech at a company called Collective Health. I recently reached out to the global health blog to see if I could cover some of what is going on in the Bay Area global health scene to stay

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