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.
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.
2018-2019 Winston Fellows
Garrett Devenney, MPH
Garrett Devenney currently serves as Health Legislative Aide to United States Senate Democratic Leader, Charles E. Schumer. He previously completed his fellowship with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, where he focused primarily on healthcare workforce programs, infectious disease outbreak response, rural health issues, and public health policies. Prior to the fellowship, Garrett received his Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. While earning his degree, he worked for the global vaccine public policy division at Merck & Co., developing policies to increase vaccination coverage rates, build vaccine confidence, and reduce vaccine hesitancy at the state, federal, and international levels. In addition to his MPH, Garrett received a bachelor's degree in Biology and Global Health Studies from Allegheny College.
"I am extremely thrilled and grateful to have been chosen as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow. I am eager to begin working in Washington, D.C., where my interactions with public and private sector leaders will provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn the intricate processes and ideas that influence health policy. I am fully confident that this opportunity will serve as an excellent starting point for my career."Garrett Devenney
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 thrilled to have been selected as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow. I look forward to engaging with the distinguished board members and former fellows as I continue my professional development. The opportunity to learn from a wide range of public and private sector experts and immerse myself in the health policy sector over the next year will have a significant and lasting impact on my career.”Kristen Lunde
FellowshipThe 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.
ScholarshipThe Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in certain master's degree programs.
SymposiumWinston Scholars join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC each year.
2018-2019 Winston Fellows Announced!
The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is pleased to announce that Kristen
Lunde, University of Michigan, and Garrett Devenney, Drexel University, are the 2018-2019 Winston Health
Policy Fellowship Recipients.
2018-2019 Winston Fellow Placement Picks!
- Garrett Devenney will be heading to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
- Kristen Lunde will be joining the United States Senate Committee on Finance