Fitzhugh Mullan is Professor of Health Policy in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Co-Director of the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute.
From the challenges of meeting the needs of the uninsured in the District of Columbia's inner city, to the struggle against HIV/AIDS in Africa, Professor Mullan's work has concentrated on community health delivery, health workforce policy, and health professions education. In recent years, he has focused on health disparities in the global health workforce including medical brain drain, medical education scale-up in Africa, Teaching Health Centers, and graduate medical education reform in the United States. He is the Director of the GW Health Workforce Equity Initiative which includes the Leaders in Health Equity Fellowship funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. http://equityfellowship.gwhwi.org/
"Health equity at home and abroad is the principle that unifies my work," he says.
A pediatrician whose far-reaching career has included clinical, administrative and editorial responsibilities in both the public and the private sector, Dr. Mullan is also a cancer survivor and the Founding President of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Cognizant of the importance of communicating with both lay and professional audiences, Dr. Mullan is a contributing editor to the journal Health Affairs and the founding editor of that journal's "Narrative Matters" section, and author of a number of general-interest books, including White Coat, Clenched Fist: The Political Education of an American Physician and Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care.
Prior to joining the George Washington faculty in 1998, Dr. Mullan served 23 years in the US Public Health Service starting as a National Health Service Corps physician, subsequently serving as director of the NHSC, working as an advisor to Surgeon General Koop, directing the Bureau of Health Professions and earning the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. Dr. Mullan is the founding Board Chair of Seed Global Health and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.