The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that Somava Stout of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is one of 10 winners of its first-ever RWJF Young Leader Award. The award recognizes leaders from across the U.S. who are ages 40 or under for their exceptional contributions to improving the health of the nation. The awards also signal the winners’ strong potential for future leadership.

Stout is an instructor in medicine at HMS and a primary care physician committed to improving the health of underserved communities through patient-centered health system redesign. As vice president of patient-centered medical home development at CHA, she leads the patient-centered medical home transformation of the health care system’s network of primary care and specialty practices in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities.

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