WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 16, 2020) – The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute), based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), today announced the 2020 fellows of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program. The year-long program honors health sector professionals with a commitment to health equity and demonstrated leadership potential. This year’s fellows, the fourth and largest class in the program, were selected from a competitive pool of global and national applicants.
“We are thrilled to announce this year's cohort of extraordinarily talented fellows from all over the U.S. and the world,” said Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, director of the Mullan Institute. “They will be tackling enormously complex challenges to advance health equity in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as they develop their leadership skills over the next year.”
The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is part of a network of programs at the Mullan Institute that are funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The fellowship advances health equity by connecting and preparing health leaders and is part of a larger network of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs that advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. The international community of Atlantic Fellows will grow to thousands over the next two decades and beyond. In October, the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program received additional funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies that will extend its operation at least through 2027.
“This year’s cohort is an incredible group of leaders,” said Guenevere Burke, MD, director of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at GW’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). “The program provides a unique opportunity for these emerging leaders to learn with and from each other, other health experts, community leaders and health equity pioneers.”
In addition to fellows based in the United States, the cohort includes health professionals from Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, Pakistan, Liberia, Philippines, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Uganda and India.
The cohort includes leaders with expertise in mental health, health financing, social work, sociology, media, public health, law, health policy, medicine, dentistry and nursing. The following 21 professionals are the 2020 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity:
2020 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity View bios here.
Fatima Memorial Hospital
New Orleans, LA
ABRAHAM L.B. FREEMAN
Environmental Officer for Liberia Electricity Cooperation
Environmental Rescue Initiative
PETER GAN KIM SOON
National Primary Health Care Development Agency
American Medical Association
College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina
University of Rochester Medical Center
Pennsylvania State University
Health Global Access Project
Office of the Prime Minister
Trinidad and Tobago
SYED MUSTAFA HASNAIN NADIR
ROSE MARY NAKAME
REMI East Africa
Women & Realities of Disability Society
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Fort Dodge, Iowa
LINDSLEY JEREMIAH VILLARANTE
Department of Health’s Health Policy and Development and Planning Bureau, Manila
Brigham and Women’s Hospital