Dr. Marquita Kilgore-Nolan is a
on a mission:

Dr. Marquita Kilgore-Nolan is a on a mission:

Dr. Marquita Kilgore-Nolan is a
Medical Doctor, Social Entrepreneur,
and Life Strategist

on a mission:

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  • To improve the quality of health and life for women, families, and communities.
  • To promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in health care and entrepreneurship.
  • To develop and scale enterprises that uplift, employ, and empower historically marginalized people.

Medical Doctor

After graduating summa cum laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology and Human Biology, Dr. Kilgore-Nolan completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Certificate in Global Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, where she received all clinical honors. She matched into her first-choice Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) residency program at Duke University Medical Center, where she currently cares for patients and teaches medical students as a senior OBGYN resident. She aspires to subspecialize in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, caring for patients with high-risk pregnancies. 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s primary research interest is exploring disparities and innovations in global women’s health. Her medical thesis research explored the ecosystem of women’s health social enterprises. Her current residency research focuses on racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in outcomes for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Her secondary research interest is diversity, inclusion, and equity in healthcare leadership.

Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan is a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) candidate at Harvard Business School (HBS), having completed her first year of the HBS MBA program during medical school and planning to return after completion of OBGYN residency to complete the second year. She completed a Harvard Social Enterprise Fellowship, during which she gained hands-on experience in developing and evaluating a social enterprise. 

In recognition of her work with women’s health social enterprises, Dr. Kilgore-Nolan was invited by Harvard-affiliated and Forbes-featured social entrepreneurs to contribute to a book titled Entrepreneurship for Social Change, which was published in 2021. For this book, she authored chapter three, entitled “The Ecosystem of Women’s Health Social Enterprises Based in the United States.” This book was part of Emerald Publishing’s book series known as Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development, which aims to “set the agenda for advancing research on entrepreneurship in the context of finance, economic development, innovation, and the society at large.” 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan has served as a consultant for early-stage ventures across a range of industries. She aspires to be a serial social entrepreneur, leading organizations that improve health care, education, and other key aspects of life.

 

Life Strategist

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan founded a lifestyle brand and blog known as The HAPPIest MD, which began by documenting her journey in pursuit of the HAPPIest life, which she defines as “a life focused on health, authenticity, passion, purpose, and innovation (HAPPI)”. This platform is being expanded to include content and tools that empower others to also live their HAPPIest lives. 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan enjoys reflective writing, “all things real estate,” 90’s R & B, “dancing to a good beat,” watching YouTube (especially good choreography and interviews), and most importantly, spending quality time with God, her husband, and their incredible tribe of relatives and friends. Inspired by her college major in and love for anthropology, she aspires to learn as much as she can about different people, languages, and cultures then travel the world to eat their foods, dance their dances, and learn more about their way of life. 

As Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s own authentic success story continues to be written, she strongly believes that humble beginnings should never preclude extraordinary futures. Dr. Kilgore-Nolan credits her commitment to both lifelong learning and the pursuit of HAPPIness to divine inspiration through many mentors, supporters, and life lessons, and she hopes to similarly inspire and empower others.

Medical Doctor

After graduating summa cum laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology and Human Biology, Dr. Kilgore-Nolan completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Certificate in Global Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, where she received all clinical honors. She matched into her first-choice Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) residency program at Duke University Medical Center, where she currently cares for patients and teaches medical students as a senior OBGYN resident. She aspires to subspecialize in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, caring for patients with high-risk pregnancies. 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s primary research interest is exploring disparities and innovations in global women’s health. Her medical thesis research explored the ecosystem of women’s health social enterprises. Her current residency research focuses on racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in outcomes for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Her secondary research interest is diversity, inclusion, and equity in healthcare leadership.

Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan is a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) candidate at Harvard Business School (HBS), having completed her first year of the HBS MBA program during medical school and planning to return after completion of OBGYN residency to complete the second year. She completed a Harvard Social Enterprise Fellowship, during which she gained hands-on experience in developing and evaluating a social enterprise. 

In recognition of her work with women’s health social enterprises, Dr. Kilgore-Nolan was invited by Harvard-affiliated and Forbes-featured social entrepreneurs to contribute to a book titled Entrepreneurship for Social Change, which was published in 2021. For this book, she authored chapter three, entitled “The Ecosystem of Women’s Health Social Enterprises Based in the United States.” This book was part of Emerald Publishing’s book series known as Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development, which aims to “set the agenda for advancing research on entrepreneurship in the context of finance, economic development, innovation, and the society at large.” 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan has served as a consultant for early-stage ventures across a range of industries. She aspires to be a serial social entrepreneur, leading organizations that improve health care, education, and other key aspects of life.

Life Strategist

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan founded a lifestyle brand and blog known as The HAPPIest MD, which began by documenting her journey in pursuit of the HAPPIest life, which she defines as “a life focused on health, authenticity, passion, purpose, and innovation (HAPPI)”. This platform is being expanded to include content and tools that empower others to also live their HAPPIest lives.

 

Dr. Kilgore-Nolan enjoys reflective writing, “all things real estate,” 90’s R & B, “dancing to a good beat,” watching YouTube (especially good choreography and interviews), and most importantly, spending quality time with God, her husband, and their incredible tribe of relatives and friends. Inspired by her college major in and love for anthropology, she aspires to learn as much as she can about different people, languages, and cultures then travel the world to eat their foods, dance their dances, and learn more about their way of life. 

As Dr. Kilgore-Nolan’s own authentic success story continues to be written, she strongly believes that humble beginnings should never preclude extraordinary futures. Dr. Kilgore-Nolan credits her commitment to both lifelong learning and the pursuit of HAPPIness to divine inspiration through many mentors, supporters, and life lessons, and she hopes to similarly inspire and empower others.

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