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Julie Roth

Dr. Julie Roth is the Director of Women’s Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As an educator, she has won a number of Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for her role as Co-Director for “Brain Sciences,” the required pre-clinical course in basic and clinical neuroscience at Alpert Medical School. As a clinician, she was awarded Top Doc designation by Rhode Island Monthly in 2014 and 2017. Her research interests include epilepsy, migraine, neurological issues in pregnancy, and electroencephalography (EEG).

Dr. Roth received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University; she completed a residency in neurology at Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a focus in epilepsy at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Rhode Island Neurological Society.

Combining her love of neurology with her love of teaching, she started Neurostories in 2017 as a way to deliver medical education through an entertaining, storytelling-based audio format. Her interests include reading and writing stories, playing and listening to music, painting, cooking, and playing with her children.

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Megan Hall

Megan Hall has spent more than a decade collecting, analyzing and telling stories.  She draws on years of experience as a professional journalist. As an award winning health care reporter at Rhode Island Public Radio, Megan Hall produced hundreds of audio stories about local news and events, with a particular emphasis on unpacking complicated health topics. She also moderated public forums on issues ranging from the state of mental health in Rhode Island to the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

As a qualitative researcher, she’s investigated the causes of homelessness through one on one interviews, surveyed recipients of Rhode Island’s RIte Care program, gathered and analyzed the experiences of uninsured and self insured Rhode Islanders through “listening sessions” for HealthSource RI, and facilitated focus groups with local doctors about their motivations for joining a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Megan Hall is the recipient of multiple Associated Press Awards, two Edward R Murrow Awards, and a Metcalf Diversity in the Media Award. She was a Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts Health Coverage Fellow in 2009 and Fulbright Scholar in 2006.

Megan Hall holds a BA in Urban Studies and a MPH from Brown University.


Katrina Roi

Katrina Roi, is a fourth year student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Before she decided she wanted to be a doctor, she worked in radio. She is interested in the intersection of medicine and audio storytelling. She is pursuing a career in family medicine.


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Niharika Mehta

Dr. Mehta is an associate professor of Medicine and Ob Gyn at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Having completed the Obstetric medicine fellowship at Women and Infants Hospital through Brown University from 2003-2005, she proceeded to join the department of OB medicine at WIH as faculty and currently serves as the Director of Ambulatory Services in the Division of Obstetric Medicine. She is also in charge of the Specialty Care in Pregnancy and Postpartum (SCIPP) program, which facilitates care of medically complex pregnancies in a multidisciplinary forum with input from obstetric internists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesia, pharmacists and medical sub-specialists. Her involvement with this project was a result of coordination and participation in SCIPP case conferences with Dr. Roth. Throughout her career, Dr. Mehta has been actively involved in clinical and academic efforts directed at caring for pregnant women with medical complications. She is actively involved in education efforts for the Ob Med fellowship, Ob gyn resident and medical student rotations. She has given oral presentations in national and international meetings on various topics including management neurologic complications during pregnancy.

Her research interests include biomarkers in maternal cardiovascular health and Obstetric
intensive care.

Dr. Mehta is an active member of the North American Society of Obstetric medicine and
the International society of Obstetric Medicine and the Society of General Internal
Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, cake decorating and crochet.


Special thanks to The Rhode Island Foundation for funding for The Push: A Pregnancy Neurology Podcast, and to the Lifespan Development Office for ongoing support.