The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to support graduate study in public policy through the generous contributions of Cliff and Lois Schroeder. Each year, the Center awards fellowships to students with exceptionally strong academic backgrounds who plan to pursue careers in health and healthcare policy. Among the current class of M.P.P. students in the Public Policy Program, the following students have been recognized with Schroeder Center Fellowships:
John Snouffer, a second year M.P.P. student (Trice Fellow), graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015 from William & Mary with a B.A. in public policy and a minor in history. His previous work experience includes internships with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in grants management and Pinney Associates where his work focused on smoking cessation and U.S. tobacco policy as well as prescription drug monitoring programs. Selected as a Schroeder Center – Brock Institute (SCBI) Fellow during the summer 2015, John conducted econometric research on the effect of the dependent coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act in Virginia. His current Schroeder Center responsibilities include mapping the geographic locations of physicians across Virginia. Following graduation, John will pursue work related to substance abuse policy in particular and federal health policy more generally.
Irene Wang, a second year M.P.P. student, graduated in 2014 from the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) in Beijing, China with a Bachelor of Management in Accounting. Prior to pursuing her graduate policy degree, Irene worked at the Williamsburg Health Foundation where she analyzed health performance indicators for local jurisdictions and synthesized a Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework to study community health. While working at Oxfam, she translated over 30 English and Chinese documents on international development issues. As a M.P.P. student, Irene has studied cost containment of Medicaid Rx drugs, completed a cost-benefit analysis of MMR vaccination for U.S. children under non-medical exemption, and wrote a report on mitigating the cost of sugar consumption. At the Schroeder Center, she is helping to evaluate the effectiveness of health literacy classes at Literacy for Life. Following graduation, Irene will pursue a career in health policy analysis or international development.
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