Each month, Look Who’s Talking features voices from across BWH answering the same question. This month, BWHers answer: If you could have the entire world know just one thing about your field of study, what would it be? This question is inspired by the Twitter hashtag #MyOneScienceTweet – in keeping with that theme, we asked our respondents to limit their answers to 280 characters or less. If you would like to add your voice to the conversation, please submit a comment at the bottom of the page.


“We are growing miniature organoids to model the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) in a dish to facilitate drug discovery for treating diseases of the central nervous system.” #Neuroscience pic.twitter.com/8UZ1xyqflt

-Choi-Fong Cho, PhD, Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery


“Unequal outcomes: one would think that everyone who walks into an ER receives the same care. Turns out minority patients have much higher odds of death and other poor outcomes. At the CSPH, we are building solutions to address these disparities at the hospital and provider levels.”

-Adil Haider, MD, MPH, Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health


“I want to develop novel ways of using functional MRI to map critical brain areas for surgical planning and guidance to preserve brain functions during surgery. A recent investigation utilized movie clips to identify functional language areas based on the brain’s response when watching and listening.”

-Yanmei Tie, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery


“If a clinical outcome is available anywhere, it should be available everywhere. Global health equity is justice in action.”

– Dan Palazuelos, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of the Hiatt Global Health Equity Residency in the Division of Global Health Equity


“Drugs developed based on targets from human genetic data are twice as likely to be clinically successful. To find new drugs to treat obstetric conditions, improved understanding of adverse pregnancy outcome genetics is needed.”

-Kathryn Gray, MD, PhD, Associate Obstetrician, Obstetrics and Gynecology