2013-19       Stanford University, M.D. Candidate

2009-13       Stanford University, B.S. in Biology

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Birgisson NE, Lober RM, Grant GA. Prenatal Evaluation of Myelomeningocele: A Neurosurgical Perspective. NewReviews 2016;17(1):e28-e36.

Birgisson NE, Zhao Q, Secura GM, Madden T, Peipert JF. Positive Testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and the Risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in IUD Users. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2015;24:354-9.

Birgisson NE, Zhao Q, Secura GM, Madden T, Peipert JF. Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: The Contraceptive CHOICE Project in Review. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2015;24:349-53.

Roberts S, Birgisson N, Chang JD, Koopman C. A pilot study on mobile phones as a means to access maternal health education in eastern rural Uganda. J Telemed Telecare 2015;21:14-7.

Research Experience

2009-15       Research Assistant at Washington University in St. Louis Medical School. Led team in authoring two papers from the data gathered on 10,000 participants. Hired to the team before graduating high school because of my skill set leading. HR to change protocol of hiring only candidates with at least a bachelor’s degree. Educated participants, gathered data, coordinated with a team of 50 researchers.

2013-15       Research Assistant for Stanford International Neurosurgery Initiative. Led team in authoring a paper publication on prenatal spina bifida counseling. Co-Led a prospective study on the morbidity impact of patient education.

2011-14       Research Assistant for Health Beyond Borders in Iganga, Uganda. Co-Authored paper on community based health education via mobile phones. Research selected from among 1,200 submissions for international presentation. Designed three pilot studies in four villages in Iganga district of Uganda.

Conference Presentations

“Perceptions on Access to Mobile Maternal Health Education in Rural Uganda”, presented at the 2013 Global Maternal Health Conference in Tanzania.

“Access to Mobile Phones and Perceptions on Maternal Health Education”, presented at the 2013 Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale.

“Incidence of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in New IUC Users”, presented at 37th Annual Meeting for Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Teaching Experience

2015-16       Teaching Assistant for NBIO206: The Nervous System at Stanford University. Taught neuroanatomy and neurobiology to sections of 12-18 medical students. Received 4.5/5 for my teaching performance via student end of year feedback.

2015             Teaching Assistant for BIO41: Genetics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Taught biology principles to sections of 12-18 Stanford undergraduate students. Received a similarly high 4.5/5 for my teaching performance via student feedback.

2015-16       Volunteer Teacher for Future Careers night at Marshal Lane Elementary. Dissected frogs and discussed basic brain anatomy for K-5 students and parents.

Service Leadership

2015-17       Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system. Officer of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. Paired with one child at a time for 18-24 months. Spent time with them every week and provide a stable, adult relationship. Advocated for them with their schools, foster parents, and family of origin. Wrote a court report each month that Juvenile Court Judges Marta Diaz and Clifford Cretan maintain are the most informative documents for their decisions regarding dependents of the court.