Graduate Research Assistants

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 Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, the following students have been recognized with Schroeder Center Fellowships:

Jacob Dominy, a second year M.P.P. student, graduated in 2014 from William & Mary with a double major in Government and Economics. His previous work experience includes internships with Digital Promise, an education policy non-profit in Washington, D.C., and the City Council President in Richmond, Virginia.  Jacob’s responsibilities at the Schroeder Center include mapping the geographic locations of physicians across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Following graduation, Jacob will pursue research positions in academics or non-profits, focusing on the economics of health and other social policies.

Emily Uselton, a second year M.P.P. student, graduated in 2008 from Xavier University with a B.S. in Business Administration, double majoring in Accounting and Finance.  Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Emily worked as a certified public accountant at Crowe Horwarth, LLP and as Director of Relationship Accounting for Health Care REIT, Inc., an S&P 500 company that invests in the full spectrum of health care real estate.  Emily’s work at the Schroeder Center has included a review of state legislative health policy initiatives, identification of health-related grant opportunities for faculty affiliates, and research support for the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) and the Health Education and Literacy (HEAL) program with Literacy for Life.  Over the summer, Emily interned with The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, working on a comprehensive analysis of Northern Virginia hospitals’ community benefit spending.  Following graduation, Emily intends to pursue a career in health policy or education.

Past Graduate Assistants:


2014-2015
Daniel Strubler

2013-2014
Ashley Gray
Emily Uselton

2012-2013
Emily Grimes
Jessica Percic

2011-2012
Jeremie Amoroso
Jennifer Gore
Emily Grimes

 2010-2011
Jeremie Amoroso
Amy Haldeman
JiaLu Li

2009-2010
Mark Adelsberg
Michelle Beasley
Hannah Vargason

2008-2009
Michelle Beasley
Amy Haldeman
Cynthia Lee
Ellen Li
Stefanie Whorton

2007-2008
Cory Kaufman
Geoff Peck
David Sitcovsky
Massey Whorley
Stefanie Whorton

2006-2007
Joanna Condor
Amanda Elkin
Gwen Kennedy
Sara Okos
Massey Whorley

2005-2006
Andrew Shaw
Christopher Watson
Lara Whittaker
Michael Zose