Brandon Anderson is a third year Internal Medicine Resident at George Washington University Hospital. He earned his M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to attending medical school, Brandon worked in the pathology department of Greenville Health System. He attending college at Furman University, where he double-majored in biology and political science. Brandon is originally from Greenville, SC.
Mackenzie Brown is originally from Southern California. Currently, she is a 2nd year Fellow in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's National Medical Center. She completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She earned her D.O. at Touro University in Vallejo, California. Prior to attending medical school, she worked as a research coordinator at Apex Research Institute working on clinical trials in multiple medical disciplines studying pharmaceutical management for various conditions including Fibromyalgia, Hypertension and Metabolic Disorder. She attended college at the University of California Berkeley where she studied Marine Science. Cynthia Chen is a resident at Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine, with a concentration in Health Policy. Her other interests include public health, maternal and child health, and procedures. She is an active member on the California Academy of Family Physician – Resident-Student Council working to advocate and promote for healthcare and policy. Prior to medical school, she completed her Masters in Public Health at Drexel University with a concentration in Health Management and Policy, and is certified in public health. She previously had a career as an early care and education teacher and supervisor, with a background in developmental psychology. In her spare time, she loves to cook, eat delicious foods, read paperback novels, play with her pup Murphy, binge watch Netflix, and travel. Things to do on her bucket list include skydiving, become SCUBA certified, conquer her fear of heights, and visit every country in the world. Rachael Cleberg, MD MPH is currently a third year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University. She is originally from Michigan, where she completed her Bachelors Degree and Masters in Public Health at Michigan State University. She earned her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Rachael has a particular interest in maternal predictors of health, the impact of public policy on women’s health, and access to contraception.
Katelyn Dolezal is currently a PGY-2 Family Medicine Resident at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. Katelyn has been in the United States Army since 2007 when she enlisted as a medic. She received her commission in 2012 through the Reserved Officer Training Corps upon graduating from the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate studies. She subsequently received her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2016. Her interests include health promotion and outreach for underserved populations and she aspires to lead large scale initiatives to address social determinants of whole communities. Tamara Gayle is a 2nd year hospital fellow at Children’s National Medical Center, and a Jacksonville, FL native. She was a history major at Duke University for her undergraduate education. She then taught 10 th grade biology in the Bronx. Following this, she took her talents to Miami, FL. Tamara earned her medical degree and completed her pediatric training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Tamara is currently working on her MPH at GW, with a focus in health policy. Her research interests include social determinants of health, specifically food insecurity, racial disparities, early literacy, and global health education. Rachel Gougian , DO, MS is a second year family medicine resident with at Unity Health Care in Washington, DC. She is a 2016 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus. Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Gougian graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She completed a master of Health Care Policy and Management from the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Public Policy and a certificate in Minority Health and Health Disparities at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Rachel was employed as a Business Analyst for the Health Economics and the Quality Improvement divisions at the UPMC Health Plan, and later worked as a Decision Support Consultant at Gateway Health Plan. At Unity Health Care, Dr. Gougian serves inner city populations, including the large Latin American community in Washington, DC. She has special interests in access to preventive services, health disparities, and addiction medicine.
Molly Graham was born and raised in New York City. She attended Columbia University, majoring in Comparative Literature and Society, focusing on French and German literature. She decided to pursue her lifelong dream of practicing medicine while living in Berlin, so applied for post- baccalaureate pre-medical programs. She attended SUNY Downstate college of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY for medical school and then moved to Washington, DC for a residency in Emergency Medicine. Megan Henley is a fourth-year resident physician in Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. Upon graduation, she will begin fellowships in Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She received her medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine and her BS of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. Megan developed an interest in health policy in medical school which has continued through residency, where she is involved with the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists. She has attended the ASA Legislative Conference. Megan plans to pursue a career in academic cardiac and critical care medicine with hopes of developing curricula for health policy education for residents. Hanna Herman chose Family Medicine because of the opportunity it provides to see the patient as a whole person in mind, body and spirit. She always wanted to provide quality care to underserved populations, particularly urban and immigrant populations. Residency at Unity is giving Hannah the opportunities she needs to become an effective advocate for my patients in both the office and in the community. Hannah enjoys preventive care, particularly women's health and family planning counseling. Outside of medicine, She enjoys being active outside with running and hiking, spending time with her husband and adopted pup Willow, cooking and traveling. Maggie Valverde is a PGY-3 psychiatry resident at George Washington University. Maggie grew up in Florida and went to Florida State University for undergraduate and medical school. She has heard great things about the health policy fellowship and is very excited to participate!
Marcella Katnelson is currently a second year resident in George Washington's Internal Medicine department. She grew up in New York, attended The College of New Jersey for undergrad and Rowan University for medical school. Marcella has a particular interest in the mission of World Health Organization and health economics. She is hoping to pursue hospitalist medicine and possibly serve as a traveling physician internationally for a few years. Salina Khushal is a second year pediatric resident at Children’s National in the community health track. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and a Master ofScience in Physiology from Georgetown University. Salina received her medical degree at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has always had an interest in the social determinants of health, and finding ways to limit preventable negative impacts on child health. Her previous research explored the role of socioeconomic status in absenteeism and academic performance of asthmatic children. She is passionate about advocacy for children’s health, education, and development. Her goal is to findmeaningful ways to help her patients reach their full potential. Elora Majumder is a second year internal medicine resident in the George Washington Internal Medicine Primary Care Program. Originally from California, she completed undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular Biology. She received her medical training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is interested in primary care, medical education, and health policy. Getachew Mengistu was born and spent half of my life in Ethiopia and the latter half in Silver Spring. He studied Chemistry in undergraduate and went to Howard University for my medical school. Getachew is currently a third year resident and co-chief in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital. His passion is in preventive medicine—two of the diseases he is most interested in are Hypertension and Diabetes. Getachew’s hopes to reduce the burden of these two diseases through the process of preventive medicine using the best weapon of all, education. Katherine Le is a current PGY-2 internal medicine resident at George Washington University Hospital. She originally grew up in Toronto, Ontario but moved with her family to Richmond, Virginia during high school. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering as well as her degree in medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing her training in internal medicine she is interested on either pursuing a fellowship in infectious diseases or practicing primary care.
Caroline Roberts is a third year psychiatry resident at the George Washington University. Her areas of professional interest are psychotherapy and community psychiatry. She is enjoying her current work with individuals with serious mental illness at various community sites. She looks forward to learning about how healthy policy shapes the care available to this population. Margaret Rush is originally from New Jersey and spent many summers enjoying the Jersey shore. Margaret completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia where I studied biomedical engineering. She spent a summer working at the NIH where her interest in health policy began. After college Margaret returned to New Jersey to go to medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers. She moved to Philadelphia for my pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Margaret thenmoved back to DC to learn more about hospitalist medicine, healthcare quality, and education in her hospitalist fellowship at CNMC. Bryanna Schwartz is currently a second year pediatric resident at Children’s National Medical Center, and is part of the community health track. She is originally from San Diego, CA and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her MD and MPH degrees from the University of Miami. Her MPH capstone project was a community based participatory research project implementing a program for HIV testing at a local women’s shelter and evaluating its acceptability and effectiveness. She plans to incorporate advocacy and health policy into her future career, specifically addressing healthcare disparities and social determinants of health. Christina Sensabaugh am a third-year resident at GWUHospital, where she participates in the Underserved Medicine and Public Health concentration. Christina’s interest in health policy was fostered while studying at the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in Political Science while taking pre-medicine courses. Before attending medical school, Christina worked at a free health care clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned both my MD and MPH from Tulane University. Following her residency, Christina will return to her hometown of Cumberland, Maryland, where she hopes to utilize her experience in health policy and public health to help improve thecommunity.
Melanie Siefman was born and raised in Florida and attended the University of Florida for undergrad and Florida State University for medical school.She is currently in her third year of pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center and plans to work as a general pediatrician at a community clinic after graduation to serve underserved populations.
Jeffrey Strelzik was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and lived there until he was 18. Jeffrey received degrees in Neurobiology/Physiology and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Jeffrey is now in his last year of residency in Child Neurology at Children’s National Medical Center, and after graduating he will continue to see general child neurology patients both in the clinic and inpatient settings. His hobbies include exercise, playing golf and basketball, travelling with his wife and dog, video games, sour beers and scotch. Michelle Tang , MD is board certified physician of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is an Assistant Research Professor and Fellow in Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine in Washington, DC. She is also a candidate for a Masters degree in Public Health with a focus on Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the GeorgeWashington University. She is passionate about healthcare justice and reform around health disparities, social determinants of health, minority and immigrant populations, diversity, cultural competency, medical ethics, preventive care, geriatrics, and maternal- child health. Jen Tendler is a second-year pediatric resident in the Community Health track at Children's National Medical Center. She earned her M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC and her B.A. in Chemistry and Religion from Colgate University in Hamilton NY. Jen's career interests include Child Abuse Pediat