Karlie Haug ’13

Karlie Haug '13

Currently, I am in my second year at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

This summer, I was excited to able to incorporate Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis into my research on disparities in esophageal cancer care. As part of the project, we plotted how far patients traveled to receive surgical care and which socioeconomic factors influenced distance traveled and hospital of choice. Without my background in ENTS, we would not have been able to model the data in this way. The environment’s role in cancer risks and outcomes is a topic that has grown in importance in the surgical community recently. I enjoy being able to employ my unique background in the betterment of patients’ health.

Extracurricularly, I am the director of the medical student-run dance group, Biorhythms, the social and fundraising chair of our American Medical Women’s Association, the secretary and education chair for our Latin American and Native American Medical Association, as well as a member of the American Medical Association, and several specialty interest groups including surgery, emergency medicine, and oncology. I also continue my soccer career on the medical student IM team.