Dr. Price providing testimony

As leaders in the field, our faculty are often asked to testify before Congress or are interviewed by major news outlets about their research or opinions on current public health events. The Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Media Relations assists members of the media and elected officials in finding and contacting faculty experts for congressional testimony, newspaper and magazine article interviews or radio and television appearances.


Questions? Contact Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Media Relations

Kathy Fackelmann
Director of Media Relations
(202) 994-8354
[email protected]



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Medicaid Reform Lies at the Heart of Efforts to Address the US Maternal Health Crisis

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2023) -- Medicaid must be part of any solution to address the current maternal mortality crisis and racial inequities in the United States, according to...

Simone Sawyer

PhD Candidate Selected for the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Simone Sawyer, a doctoral student in Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Department of Prevention and Community Health, was selected for The George Washington University chapter of the...

Aspiring Health Care Executive Works to Expand Access

As an immigrant growing up in New Jersey, Yong Sang “Matt” Cho and his family didn’t have easy access to health care.

Samira Traore

Former Peace Corps Volunteer Puts Her MPH to Work

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, Samira Traore ’22 had to learn to shift on the fly. So when COVID-19 cut her assignment in the Southeastern African country from 27 months to 10 months,...

Cate Alvaro

Research Keeps it FRESH for Exercise Science Major

Senior exercise science major Cate Alvaro ‘23 remembers the moment she was sold on the Milken Institute School of Public Health for her undergraduate degree. “When I toured campus, they brought us...

Abhigya Giri

“Statistics Enthusiast” Graduate Finds Ideal Job at the GW Biostatistics Center

Abhigya Giri ’21 loves numbers—a fact that led him to earn an MPH and a career in biostatistics. “I chose the Milken Institute School of Public Health because I wanted to be in an environment...

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Beacon House and GW Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Launch Mental Health Resources Website for DC Parents and Children

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2023) -- Beacon House, a Black-led, Black-benefiting non-profit afterschool education and youth development organization serving children and families in...

Dr. Suril Mehta

White House Assignment for Professorial Lecturer and Alumni

Suril Mehta, DrPH ’20, MPH ‘09, BA ‘07, is one busy public health professional. Since January 2023, Mehta has been on temporary assignment at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a...

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Report Finds that National Park Service Control of DC Parks Exacerbates Inequities & Hinders Park Activation in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2023) – For the past three years, the District of Columbia has been ranked as having the Number 1 park system in the United States. A new report by the Sumner M...