Ms. Elizabeth Boyes, a first-year Master of Public Health (MPH) student at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) has received a David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship. In addition to the $10,000 award, Ms. Boyes will travel to Washington, DC in October for a dinner and symposium with fellow Winston scholars and health policy makers.
“I’m really excited about the opportunities that this scholarship brings,” Ms. Boyes says. “I’m looking forward to networking with other scholars and expanding my current knowledge on health policy.”
The scholarship honors first-year graduate students who are committed to improving the U.S. health care system, as well as leadership, academic achievement, and community involvement, and long-term career interests in health policy, public health, health administration, or health management.
Ms. Boyes, who is completing the health policy and law certificate at BUSPH, says she developed an interest in health policy due to the broad impact health policies have on entire populations.
“I’m really interested in pursuing a career where I can impact population-level health and work within health care systems to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of health care for vulnerable populations,” Ms. Boyes says. “I’m also interested in the intersection between health policy and finance, and how the financial aspect of health policy impacts our health care system and our communities.”Friday Letter Submission