Approximately half of the world is female… yet they are often invisible. In fact, only 12% of neurosurgery residents in the United States are female. Although, great strides have been made for women’s rights we still have a long way to go – particularly in global surgery where the conversation is largely absent. A conversation, that our guest today has greatly changed. Listen in as we discuss the power of media and how to harness that power to bring awareness to critical issues such as gender equality. In this episode, we explore behind the scenes about what it is like to have your writing featured in some of the largest media organizations in the world¬†including JAMA,, and the Huffington Post as well as the establishment of key resources in global surgery to better support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 and 5. Advocacy, challenge, and empowerment are key themes in our road toward equitable surgery for all – regardless of the presence of XX or XY chromosomes.

Dr Jacquelyn Corley: Duke Neurosurgery Resident, Research Fellow at Harvard PGSSC, Founder of The Gender Equity Initiative In Global Surgery, and Healthcare Contributor







We are really excited to share this episode with you. As a neurosurgery resident at Duke and a current research fellow at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School our guest today focuses on global neurosurgery research, policy, and global health advocacy to promote health systems strengthening.  She is also a founder and co-president of the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery at Harvard, which promotes gender equity in the surgical, anesthesia, and obstetric workforce around the world. In addition to all her global health works, she is also a healthcare contributor for As a writer, she focuses on global health and gender equity themes. Her articles have been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, Huffington Post, and Newsweek, as well as in academic journals, such as JAMA and the Lancet. So with that amazing background, what are you waiting for? Click and listen!