GW Health Workforce Institute Announces 2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

The George Washington University (GW) Health Workforce Institute, based at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), announces the 2019 fellows of the year-long Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program. The program honors health sector professionals with a commitment to health equity and demonstrated leadership potential. This year’s fellows, the third class in the program, were selected from a competitive group of applicants from the United States and around the world.

“This is an extraordinary class of fellows,” said Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, co-director of the fellowship program and a professor of health policy and management, and pediatrics at Milken Institute SPH and GW’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). “They are multidisciplinary leaders who will advance health workforce equity in their communities, institutions, neighborhoods, and countries. We are fortunate to have them working with us for the next year as they prepare to lead the struggle for health equity all over the world.”

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is part of a broader network of programs at the GW Health Workforce Institute funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The programs promote health equity by identifying, connecting, and preparing leaders, and promote social mission in health professions education and practice. The 10-year project will train health sector leaders in strategies that can be deployed to reduce health disparities. The fellowship is also one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies across the globe. The international community of Atlantic Fellows will grow to  thousands over the next two decades and beyond.

In addition to fellows based in the United States, the cohort includes health professionals from Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, India, and the Philippines.

“Each fellow is tackling a health challenge regarded by many others as impossible. The program provides a rare opportunity for these remarkable leaders to share and develop innovative solutions across continents and content areas,” said Guenevere Burke, MD, co-director of the program and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at SMHS.

The cohort includes leaders with expertise in mental health, social work, art, public health, health policy, medicine, dentistry, and nursing. The following 18 professionals are the 2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity:

2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

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ADEKEMI ADENIYAN
Dentoville Foundation
Nigeria

ADRIAN BILLINGS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Alpine, TX

ALAQ KHALID AL-MUWALI
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
Iraq

ANNE LAUX
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
Brecksville, OH

ARTANESHA JACKSON
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Oakland, CA

BRANDI PAYTON
Cooweescoowee Health Center
Owasso, OK

DANIELLE WOODHOUSE JOHNSON
FHI 360
Woodbridge, VA

ELIZA SQUIBB
GAIA Vaccine Foundation
Providence, RI

ELLIOT KORANTENG TANNOR
School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi Ghana
Ghana

ESNATT GONDWE
Emmanuel International
Ghana

ESPERANZA FELICIDAD CANTÚ
City of Detroit Health Department
Detroit, MI

HOPE E. RHODES
Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC

IFEANYI NSOFOR
Nigeria Health Watch
Nigeria

JES MILBERG-HAYDU
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York, NY

LINDSEY POLLACZEK
Fistula Foundation
San Francisco, CA

MONALISA PADHEE
Women Wellness Initiative
India

RAZEL NIKKA HAO
Office of Undersecretary for Health, Department of Health
Philippines

SHUBHA NAGESH
Latika Roy Foundation
India