Dr. Carlos Williams, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Williams received his joint MPH/MBA degree from the Bloomberg School and the Carey School of Business in 2009. He currently is the director of the Office of Global Health Engagement, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Department of the Navy, in Falls Church, VA.
Dr. Williams will join seven other health professionals who will spend a year in Washington, DC, working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. They will also engage in seminars and discussions on health policy and participate in leadership development programs.
The fellows were chosen in a national competition for highly accomplished health, behavioral, and social science professionals who have an interest in health policy. Their experiences in Washington will enrich their understanding of federal policy formation and how federal and state governments relate to the mission of their home institutions and local communities. The fellowship program will commence with an intensive three-month orientation, followed by a nine-month assignment in a congressional office or the executive branch, where the fellows will be involved in health-related legislation and programs.
After their Washington assignment, the fellows will continue to receive support to sustain their development as health policy leaders.