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Maya Adam

Maya Adam (650) 723-1234
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Maya Adam MD has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford before studying medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent 10 years as a professional ballet dancer with the State Theater of Saxony in Germany. At the Stanford School of Medicine, Adam is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Health Media Innovation. She has created online educational content for medical students, practicing physicians and the general public. Adam is the lead instructor of 5 massive open online courses on Coursera, reaching more than 600,000 international learners. In 2017-18 she established the South African arm of the Digital Medic community health education initiative. Since 2014, Adam has been researching novel teaching approaches using video-based education, including the World Healthflix Initiative (started in 2020). Much of her teaching centers on maternal, child health and nutrition and she is the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.

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