Healthcare Policy Program announces 2023-2024 Grossman Fellow

Sherry Yang.

Courtesy of Sherry Yang

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The Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce that it has named Sherry Yang as the 2023-2024 recipient of the Jerome H. Grossman M.D. Graduate Fellowship.

The fellowship, made possible by a generous gift from the Grossman family, honors the life and legacy of Grossman, who dedicated his career to strengthening healthcare delivery in the United States. The fellowship supports talented physicians and medical students who share Grossman’s commitment and sense of urgency to bring meaningful change to the healthcare 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.

Sherry Yang is a rising fourth-year student at Harvard Medical School. As a proud Taiwanese-American, Yang is passionate about building capacity and expanding access for marginalized populations. She has co-created community-led quality improvement models in Uganda, engineered sustainable water filtration systems in Honduras, consulted for pharmaceutical and biotech companies based around the world, and organized mutual aid for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in Boston. Yang now leads initiatives to engage immigrant communities most harmed by COVID-19. Her current research advocates for the development of language-concordant systems and builds frameworks to mitigate unequal costs of care. In her free time, she enjoys soaking in the sun, vibing to alternative R&B, and savoring new foods from hole-in-the-wall eateries.

Returning as second-year fellows are Mathew Alexander, M.P.P. ’24, who is concurrently completing his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Brandon Busuito, M.D., M.P.A. ’24, who is also obtaining an M.B.A. at MIT’s Sloan School of Business.