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.
2020-2021 Winston Fellows
Janhavi Dubhashi, MPH
Georgia State University
Janhavi Dubhashi completed her Master’s in Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Management & Policy in December 2019. Throughout her program, Janhavi has focused on service, advocacy, and student engagement. She founded the Georgia State University Chapter of Health Students Taking Action Together (H-STAT) to work across the Atlanta area to empower graduate students to serve their communities through the lens of health equity. Janhavi has held positions at the National Institutes of Health through the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Myers and Stauffer as a Behavioral Healthcare Consultant, Voice’s for Georgia’s Children as a Policy and Advocacy Intern, and at GSU as a Research Assistant for Interim Dean Dr. Rodney Lyn. Janhavi is also a Community Health Leadership Fellow for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and was awarded the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship for 2019.
I am honored to have been selected as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow. This incredible opportunity to experience the health policy process firsthand and being part of this network of accomplished former fellows and board members is a privilege. I am excited about the progress and momentum within the health policy space and look forward to an engaging year.
Jessica Hale, MSPH
Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Hale received her Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2020. During her studies, Jessica assisted a Hopkins research team in examining potential state solutions for reducing health care spending, synthesizing the research into a report submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In the second year of the program, Jessica worked for the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) helping the state implement new programs that aim to lower the total cost of health care in Maryland. Prior to entering graduate school, Jessica worked for RTI International on projects that estimated the potential economic impacts of non-communicable disease interventions, with resulting analyses published in the Lancet and BMJ Global Health. Originally from Seattle, she attended the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. Jessica is also a former Winston Scholar.
I am sincerely grateful to the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship and Board of Directors for being selected as a Winston Fellow. The opportunities afforded by this fellowship are likely to inspire, challenge, and transform my career in health policy, and I look forward to learning from this experience. Past fellows have gone on to leadership roles in the healthcare field, and it is a true gift to join the Winston network. I hope to continue the legacy of bridging the public and private sectors to advance health policy.
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.
Winston Scholars join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC each year.