The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is a one-year, degree-granting, full-time program starting July 2016, designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for racial and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations. The program offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management.  Fellows complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health or a Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and health policy.

Qualifications: BC/BE required, experience in addressing health needs of vulnerable populations, interest in health policy, interest in transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations, U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

Funding: $60,000 stipend; tuition and fees; health insurance; other program expenses.

To Apply Contact: MCFF Program Coordinator at 617-432-2922 or

CHAS Predoctoral Stipend Support Program

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support predoctoral students.  CHAS will award five $3,000 stipends to SSA PhD students who qualify. The purpose of the stipend is to support a student who is assisting a CHAS faculty member on a health policy or services research project. Information about qualifications, guidelines, and the application process can be found at the following CHAS website:  Applications are due before 11/13/2015 and can be found on the CHAS Predoc Stipend Support Program website.

Davis Lecturer Jerome Wakefield to visit SSA in October 2015

On Thursday, October 22, at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, Professor Jerry Wakefield, a Michael M. Davis lecturer in Spring 2015 and visiting faculty member from the Silver School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry at New York University, will be delivering the Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture as part of SSA reunion week.  His lecture is titled, “The DSM-5 Debate over the Bereavement Exclusion.”  Drawing on his research on depression and grief, he will review the debate about whether or when we consider grief  to be a disorder that should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  If you missed his Davis lecture from this past Spring, it can be found HERE.

To register for reunion events, please see:

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