• About the Robert L. Phillips, Jr., Health Policy Fellowship Program

    Program Overview

    The Graham Center and Georgetown University co-sponsor a one-year fellowship in health policy and faculty development. Fellows work with the Graham Center staff to address health policy questions of interest, culminating in a project for national dissemination.

    For all Fellows, the year begins with exposure to primary care health policy data, developing research skills, and participating in all phases of research from conception through dissemination. Some elements of the Fellowship may be tailored to meet the specific interests of the individual.

    The Fellow is introduced to various local and national organizations focused on public policy research, planning, and implementation, including health care leaders and community activists. Previous fellows have worked with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Pan-American Healthcare Organization, and the DC Department of Health.

    Interested Fellows may also work with congressional staff members, policy think tanks, or professional organizations on writing and promoting health legislation.

    Program Goals

    • To help fellows develop skills and knowledge to become clinical leaders in diverse settings of family medicine practice.
    • To prepare fellows for careers in academic medicine through faculty development activities and by teaching medical students and residents.
    • To educate future leaders in the development and promotion of primary care health policy, research, and publications.

    Program Details

    Stipend and Benefits

    The annual stipend for the fellowship is $60,000 with 15 days of vacation. The Fellow will receive health and malpractice insurance, hospital admitting privileges, and other attending physician benefits. Support is also available for conferences and travel. 


    • Board-certified/eligible family physician
    • Strong interest in health policy
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Relevant experience

    Apply Now

    To apply, submit a letter of interest, along with a CV and two letters of support, to:

    Vanessa Tunstall, MPH
    Department of Family Medicine
    Georgetown University