Two master’s students awarded Winston Health Policy Fellowship

May 12, 2017

Two UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students are among 30 who received $10,000 scholarships from the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship.  The award is presented to students who have demonstrated potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s programs in health policy or management.

Jessica Broadus

Jessica Broadus

Margot Schein

Margot Schein

Jessica Broadus, Master of Science in Public Health student in health policy and management, and Lauren (Margot) Schein, Master of Public Health student in health behavior, are among the 2017 David A. Winston Policy Scholars.

Bruce Fried, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management, spoke highly of Broadus.

“Jessica has a high level of discipline and organization, clarity of thought and professionalism,” Fried said. “She also has the critical capacity to bridge the worlds of health policy and health-care management – and exhibits an ability to communicate with diverse audiences. We have no doubt that she will emerge as a leading advocate for marginalized populations.”

Leslie Lytle, PhD, professor and chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Health Behavior, said she was thrilled to learn of Schein’s being awarded the Winston Fellowship.

“Margot is very deserving of this recognition,” Lytle said. “Indeed, her classmates and professors recently nominated her for our department’s most prestigious student award for her strong academics, integrity, leadership and passion for straightforward health education. Her bright and intelligent bearing points to a promising future.”

Leaders of the fellowship awarded an unprecedented 30 scholarships this year in recognition of the organization’s 30th anniversary. The awards commemorate the contributions and personal qualities of David A. Winston who, for 20 years, played a significant role in shaping health policy in America, including being part of President Reagan’s transition team to shape the administration’s position on deregulation in the health sector.

“We are very excited to introduce another group of outstanding health policy Scholars to the national health policy discussion, said David Abernethy, managing director of the fellowship. “We are confident that each of these individuals from excellent graduate health policy programs will soon take their place as important contributors to the national health policy debate. We look forward to working with them now and in the future.”


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or