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GW: Dr. Leana Wen Joins Milken Institute School of Public Health

Dr. Leana Wen will join George Washington (GW) University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) as a visiting professor of health policy and management. Dr. Wen, who starts Sept. 1, has also been named a distinguished fellow in the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute).

As a distinguished fellow in the Mullan Institute, Dr. Wen will advance interdisciplinary research and education, participating in the trainings of the Mullan Institute’s fellowship programs and enhancing the school’s educational opportunities in the areas of maternal and child health, women’s health and health equity.

Dr. Wen most recently served as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she worked to expand comprehensive health care for vulnerable women and families. She previously was Health Commissioner for Baltimore City, where she led innovative work to reduce health disparities, improve maternal and child health and combat the opioid epidemic.

A board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Wen has served on the faculties of both the Department of Emergency Medicine at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Department of Health Policy and Management at Milken Institute SPH.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Wen to Milken Institute School of Public Health,” said Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Milken Institute SPH. “Dr. Wen has long been a member of the GW family, and we are elated to have her expertise, care and vision as we work toward building equity in health care.”

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