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 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.
"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
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.
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.
…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