Healthcare Policy Program announces 2022-2023 Grossman Fellows

Mathew Alexander (left) and Brandon Busuito, MD (right),

Mathew Alexander (from left) and Brandon Busuito have been named the 2022-2023 Grossman Fellows.

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The Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce that it has named Mathew Alexander and Brandon Busuito as its 2022-2023 Grossman Fellows.

The Jerome H. Grossman M.D. Graduate Fellowship, made possible by a generous gift from the Grossman Family, honors the life and legacy of Jerome Grossman, who dedicated his career to strengthening health care delivery in the United States.

The fellowship supports talented physicians who share Grossman’s commitment and sense of urgency to bring meaningful change to the health care system by enabling them to pursue a two-year master’s degree in public policy or public administration (M.P.P. or M.P.A2) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Mathew Alexander is a rising fourth-year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and raised in northern Virginia, he calls the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area home. Outside of medical school, he has spent time in federal and state government, consulting, and academia/research, including stints at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. His scholarly work has been published in academic outlets like Health Affairs, Health Policy, and Academic Medicine, and his opinion writing has been featured in CNN, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal. As an aspiring primary care physician, Alexander hopes to blend his medical and public policy training to address the underlying laws and policies contributing to structural barriers to accessing high-quality care. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports (mainly volleyball and basketball), music, and trying new activities (like running a half marathon and salsa dancing).

Brandon Busuito, currently practices as an emergency medicine physician with the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing the first year of an M.B.A .program at MIT in 2019, Busuito took a leave of absence to found CoVerified, a public health data platform now serving more than 500,000 users across the United States and Europe. His passion is in finding ways to improve the efficiency of health care innovation and ensuring that vulnerable populations benefit from emerging technologies. Aside from entrepreneurial endeavors, Busuito has also served as a health care policy adviser to the governor of Colorado, helping to define an equitable pricing structure for the state’s public option insurance plan. Busuito has been fortunate to work on several international humanitarian projects, bringing sustainable drinking water solutions to struggling populations in rural Ecuador, and providing direct clinical care for patients with severe traumatic injuries, infections, and psychological crises at Moria, a Syrian refugee camp off the coast of Turkey. A former consultant and biomedical engineer, Busuito spends his spare time advising early-stage digital health startups. In the warmer months, he also enjoys biking around Greater Boston and playing in a recreational softball league.