2022 Health Policy Ball

The Winston Health Ball is back! We are so excited to announce that the 2022 David A. Winston Health Policy Ball will be held on May 14, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.

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.

Join 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.

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.

Former Fellow Spotlight

Catherine Oakar was recently appointed Special Assistant to the President for Community Public Health and Disparities

2021-2022 Winston Fellows

Lauren Battle, MSPH

Lauren Battle, MSPH

Columbia University

Lauren Battle received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) in April 2021. While at Columbia MSPH, Lauren’s focus was at the intersection of health equity and policy. Lauren led the Food Systems Justice Project, a research lab that studies how state-level law, policies, and litigation can promote racial equity in food access and ownership. In 2020, she joined the student-led, COVID-19 SNAP Project and helped to develop an emergency SNAP waiver database for researchers and policymakers. She was awarded the Columbia MSPH Food Fellowship for her involvement with these projects. Lauren served as President of Greater Community Reach, a student organization committed to community service, engagement, and empowerment, and also sat on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for her academic department. Throughout her graduate degree program, Lauren held positions at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, The Access Challenge, and Columbia MSPH as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Prior to graduate school, Lauren attended The George Washington University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

 

I am incredibly honored to have been selected as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow. The unparalleled opportunities and exposure provided by this Fellowship will prepare me to serve as an asset to the health policy field. I strive to aid in the elimination of health disparities among systemically marginalized populations with equitable policy interventions, and I am confident that the Fellowship will place me on a trajectory toward helping to achieve this goal.

Nadia Laniyan, MS

Nadia Laniyan, MS

Northwestern University

Nadia Laniyan received her Master of Health Communication from Northwestern University’s School of Communications in August 2020. During her studies, Nadia worked as a project coordinator at the Feinberg School of Medicine Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions supporting projects that focused on training frontline providers in trauma informed care, building and enhancing trauma-informed and strengths-based practices for Transition Age Youth, and the intersection of race and trauma. She additionally interned at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) as a CARES intern focusing on telehealth policy changes being implemented by state and jurisdiction during the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted the Maternal and Child Health Population. Prior to entering graduate school and working at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions, Nadia worked for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) on the Women’s and Infant Health Team. During Nadia’s time at AMCHP she supported projects focused on maternal and infant mortality as well as breastfeeding. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Nadia attended the University of Maryland College Park and received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Equity a major she developed in the Individual Studies program.

It is a great honor to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of the past honorees and to be selected by such an accomplished Board. I look forward to taking part in this invaluable opportunity to learn about health policy from leading experts. It is my undoubted belief that this experience will
be transformational to my career in health policy as I aspire to have an impact on health inequities in the United States. I also look forward to wholeheartedly embracing the spirit of David A. Winston's esteemed legacy of bipartisanship and partnership between the public and private sectors of health policy.”

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.

2020-2021 Winston Scholars Announced!

2021-2022 Winston Fellows Picks!

 

…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