Karishma Desai

Karishma Desai

    Karishma B. Desai is an emerging broadcast journalist interested in covering health, international and public interest stories. Desai is currently studying her M.S. in Journalism at Boston University. She also freelances as a web producer at New England Cable News. She hopes to use her skills in journalism to shed light on issues regarding mental health and disparities in health outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, chugging coffee, reading, writing and exercising.

    Chasing Greens – Fresh Food and the Urban Divide

    Chasing Greens – Fresh Food and the Urban Divide »

    17 Jan, 2017
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    The USDA reports that 1-in-7 Americans don't know where their next meal will come from. Lower-income neighborhoods in urban areas are especially affected. In this three-part series, MedTech Boston investigates various factors that shape the food insecurity issue in Boston and how those factors are connected to health outcomes.

    The Human Element in Electronic Health Records

    The Human Element in Electronic Health Records »

    2 Dec, 2016
    NewsUncategorized

    “Get technology out of the way and focus on humanity,” said Kyle Ambrester, Athenahealth’s senior vice president and chief product officer last month at Xconomy’s “What’s Hot in Boston HealthTech” at the Broad Institute.

    Website Strives to Make the Therapist Search Process More Zen

    Website Strives to Make the Therapist Search Process More Zen »

    21 Nov, 2016
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    Zencare.co, a website where people can browse rigorously vetted psychiatrists, therapists and registered dieticians, aims to make the process of finding mental healthcare a little less stressful.

    Top 5 Reads of the Week

    Top 5 Reads of the Week »

    18 Nov, 2016
    News

    In this week’s MTB roundup: Health policy under Trump, mail-in abortion pills, microorganisms on cell phones and more…

    Boston-Based Startup Partners With Uber to Provide Lower-Cost Non-Emergency Medical Transport

    Boston-Based Startup Partners With Uber to Provide Lower-Cost Non-Emergency Medical Transport »

    13 Oct, 2016
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    One company plans to change the way patients can access non-emergency medical transport (NEMT). Boston-based Circulation aims to increase accessibility to NEMT and cut down associated costs by partnering with Uber.

    Top 5 Reads of the Week

    Top 5 Reads of the Week »

    7 Oct, 2016
    NewsUncategorized

    In this week’s roundup: Scientist to use “big data” in coronary disease research, the link between the bacteria and the risk of breast cancer, study finds the hospital you go to can increase life expectancy and more…

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