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 13, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 14

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 13, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 14

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.    
2017-2018 Winston Fellows Announced!
WASHINGTON, DC – The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is pleased to announce that Rachel Dolin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Michael Budros, University of Michigan, are the 2017-2018 Winston Health Policy Fellowship Recipients. The Winston Fellowship offers a twelve-month post-graduate experience in Washington, DC to students from member universities of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) & Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Through systematic exposure to organizations, associations and coalitions in the private sector, as well as policy development centers in Congress and the Administration, the program offers Fellows unparalleled opportunities to expand their knowledge of the political system and how health policy is shaped. Three months of orientation visits to key policy development centers in Washington and surrounding areas are followed by a nine-month placement that allows each Fellow to explore current health policy issues in depth while gaining invaluable, firsthand experience in policy making. The selection, as in past years, was extremely competitive, with 56 applicants and 7 individuals selected for interviews. Rachel Dolin currently attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will graduate in May 2017 with a Doctoral Degree. She has experience with CMS managing program/care delivery evaluation contracts and related health care research. "This opportunity will provide me with new, critical exposure to public- and private-sector leaders and experts in the D.C. health policy world. I also look forward to learning from the broad bipartisan network of accomplished past fellows and board members", Rachel stated. Michael Budros attends University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and will graduate in May 2017 with a Masters of Public Health and Masters of Public Policy. Michael is also currently a Graduate Student Instructor teaching Economics of Health Management and Policy at University of Michigan. According to Michael, ""I am beyond honored to have been selected as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow! I am excited to have this unique opportunity to learn and grow professionally, especially in such a tumultuous time for health policy. The fellowship experience will leave an indelible mark on my career and I look forward to all that it has to offer." "Although the choices were difficult this year, the Winston Board is excited about introducing these two outstanding young health policy professionals to the national health policy discussion. We look forward to working with our new fellows this year and in the future," said David S. Abernethy, the Winston Fellowship’s Managing Director. For more information on the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, its history and application process, please visit www.winstonfellowship.org or contact the Fellowship by Email: Fellowship@winstonfellowship.org.
…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, Director of the Medicaid Institute , 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

2017-2018 Winston Fellows

Michael Budros, MPH, MPP

Michael Budros, MPH, MPP

University of Michigan

Michael Budros hails from Traverse City, Michigan, and received his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a student, Michael worked to expand healthcare access to vulnerable populations by volunteering with non-profit community development and health organizations in Detroit and Liberia. Following graduation, Michael attended the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and received his Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy and his Master of Public Policy. During this time, Michael worked for the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design in Ann Arbor, spent a summer in Ethiopia working for the United States Agency for International Development, and interned with the Government Accountability Office in Washington D.C.  His main policy interests include healthcare financing, integration of social and healthcare services, and innovative solutions to rural health delivery. He enjoys spending time outside of work skiing, riding his bike, and playing soccer.
Michael'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

Rachel Dolin, Ph.D.

Rachel Dolin, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Rachel Dolin completed her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management in May 2017 at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2013-2017, Rachel has focused her research on the financing and delivery of quality care to Medicare beneficiaries, with a specific concentration on aging and end-of-life care. Her doctoral dissertation, Drivers of Live Discharge from the Medicare Hospice Program: A Mixed Methods Study, explored the provider- and market-based factors increasing the rate of live discharge from hospice across the United States over the last decade, employing both qualitative interviews and econometric data analysis techniques. Starting in 2009, Rachel worked as a researcher for L&M Policy Research, LLC, in Washington, D.C., where she contributed to numerous research contracts for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, as well as other federal, state, and private-sector clients. Through these research contracts, Rachel has applied a range of qualitative analytic skills to examine Affordable Care Act-related reforms and innovations, including accountable care organizations and the federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces. Rachel received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and History from Tufts University.
Rachel's Weekly Reports


"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