Dr. Keith Chan, PhD, LMSW, an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York, and current Co-Char of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) track at CSWE, has been placed as a Congressional Fellow through the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program at the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Dr. Chan's research focuses on social determinants of physical and mental health for older adults, in particular for Asian Americans, immigrants, and more recently, the opioid epidemic.
The current application deadline for the program is April 15. More information on the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program and the application process can be found at https://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/fellowship-application/fellowship-overview/.
Another program of potential interest is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows Program. The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program offers health professionals the opportunity to spend a year in Washington D.C., working on health related and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. The call for applications is currently closed and will reopen in September 2021. More information on the RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program and current fellows can be found at https://www.healthpolicyfellows.org/class-of-2020-2021-rwjf-fellows-announced/.