Do No Harm: Adventures in Global Health Algorithms and Software Design

Joshua Bress and Gayatri Boddupalli Madduri

Joshua Bress, MD is a pediatrician whose primary focus is the care of neonates. He graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University in 2007 and completed his pediatric residency at UCSF. From 2011-2012 he worked UCSF's Art Amman in Global Strategies in the Eastern Congo — on Pediatric HIV and PMTCT, neonatology and severe malnutrition. He has since become president of Global Strategies.

Gayatri Boddupalli Madduri, MD is a Clinical Instuctor at Stanford. She studied medicine at Boston University, and completed her internship and residency at UCSF.

They have collaborated on developing and testing NoviGuide, a tablet-based, culturally sensitive application for medical decision making among nursery staff.  NoviGuide uses algorithms to help nurses assess a newborn’s health and lead them through standard care protocols.  When problems are identified, NoviGuide indicates the correct treatment, such as computing the amount of IV fluids needed, allowing the care provider to keep their hands on the child, rather than the device.

Join the Global Child Health 4th Annual Lecture Series in welcoming Drs Bress and Madduri.

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:15am

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Outpatient Center, Basement Level, OPC-A

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School of Medicine, Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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