About the Fellowship

Learn directly from the nation’s leaders as they create, and debate, our national health policy through a distinguished post-graduate fellowship in Washington, DC, or through scholarships for graduate education.
Apply for the Fellowship by Oct 12, 2018

About the Scholarship

The Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing ten scholarships of $10,000 per year. Winston Scholars also join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC.
Apply for the Scholarship by April 6, 2018

Join the Fellowship

Learn about the process of health policy development by working directly with policy-makers in both the public and private sectors. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period beginning in July.
Apply for the Fellowship online by Oct 12

2018-2019 Winston Fellows

Garrett Devenney, MPH

Garrett Devenney, MPH

Drexel University

Garrett Devenney recently obtained his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Over the course of his graduate program, he interned at Merck & Co. within the Global Vaccine Public Policy Team. His team focused on shaping the vaccine ecosystem through policy efforts at the state, federal, and international levels. This included educating vaccine coalitions and advocates, authoring policy briefs, and strategizing engagement with external stakeholders such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to Drexel, Garrett attended Allegheny College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Global Health Studies. During his undergraduate career, Garrett conducted community health needs assessments for local hospitals and piloted an Ebola risk perception survey and concurrent study. He also spent a summer in the southern Indian state of Karnataka interning with a grassroots public policy organization, where he drafted a quality assurance proposal for the Ministry of Health. Based on the culmination of Garrett’s experiences and personal background, his main policy interests include rural health and access to care concerns, vaccines and preventive care, and sustainable financing.  
Garrett's Fellowship Reports


“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a Winston Health Policy Fellow and am honored to have been selected from a group of highly qualified, impressive, and passionate candidates. I know the year will prove to be formative of my future place in the health policy space, and it is such a privilege to learn from the network formed to honor David Winston's bridge-building legacy.” Kripa Sreepada

2015-2016 Fellow

Kristen Lunde, MPH

Kristen Lunde, MPH

University of Michigan

Kristen Lunde completed her Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy in April 2018 at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. As a graduate student, Kristen worked for the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), where her research focused primarily on V-BID in Medicare Advantage and state approaches to drug pricing legislation. She also conducted qualitative research on the history and implementation of Health in All Policies initiatives in the United States. She completed her graduate internship in health care quality and operations with Kaiser Permanente in the Permanente Medical Group. Prior to entering graduate school, Kristen worked at the International Rescue Committee in Washington, DC, supporting federal policy and advocacy efforts. Previously, she completed a year of AmeriCorps service with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where her work ranged from government relations to coalition building and implementation of public health programs. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


"I am honored and grateful to have been selected as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow. This fellowship provides an exceptional experience in the health policy field, offering the opportunity to interact with health policy leaders in both the public and private sectors. I eagerly anticipate this next step in my career and look forward to the opportunities that await me." Olivia Pham

2016-2017 Fellow

Fellowship

The Fellowship provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge of health policy-making though firsthand, direct exposure to both public and private sector decision makers in Washington, DC.

Scholarship

    The Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in certain master's degree programs.

Symposium

      Winston Scholars join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC each year.    
…I hope that everyone involved with this fellowship realizes what a wonderful legacy you have created in honor of David Winston…. The Winston Fellowship will generate the next generation of health policy experts, and I will always be proud to say I was a Winston Fellow. Chad Shearer

2003 Winston Fellow, Vice President for Policy, United Hospital Fund , United Hospital Fund

The Fellowship was a wonderful opportunity that provided unparalleled access to health policy experts. Every day of my one-year stint, I met with individuals from the top of their field and learned about the nuances of the issues from them. The Fellowship continues to be a resource and asset for my career in health policy. Meghan Taira

2002 Former Fellow, Legislative Director, Office of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer