Dr. Hayward is Faculty in the Division of Medical Education at Brown University Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Faculty in the Division of Global Health. She obtained her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and her public health master's degree from University of Massachusetts. She attended residency in emergency medicine at University of Massachusetts and subsequently completed a fellowship in disaster medicine and emergency management there. Her main academic interests are global health ethics, public health, and medical education. Dr. Hayward served as co-founder and director for the Uganda Village Project in rural eastern Uganda for 10 years, overseeing public health programs including malaria prevention, family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene. She currently serves as the chairperson of the board.