Health Policy Fellows

Class of 2025 

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams, M.D.

Lindsey Williams, MD is the GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2025. Originally From Georgia, she received her undergraduate degree ( Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) from Emory University. She went on to earn an Nutrition at Columbia University. Dr. Williams holds strong interest in the intersection of health and policy, which prompted her to work for Organizing for America on the 2012 presidential campaign and volunteer with many state and local campaigns thereafter. She earned her at the Medical College of Georgia. She went on to complete her emergency medicine residency at the Louisiana State University Spirit of Charity Program. During her time in New Orleans, she co-founded an organization,GeauxHealth!, which provides an easy access platform for community resources in the city. She also assisted with projects focused on voter registration, gun violence prevention, and protest-related medical care. Her current interests are access to care,gun violence prevention, and rural emergency medicine.

Class of 2024

Addie Boone

Addie Boone, M.D.

Addie Boone, MD is a GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2024. As a part of the fellowship, she serves as a Health Legislative Fellow In the Office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). She is also completing her MPH from the Milken Institute School of Public Health.She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. She attended medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,where she was president of the Health Equity Task Force, awarded a Schweitzer Fellowship for the creation of a medical-legal partnership, and appointed to the Illinois State Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission. She completed residency training in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fort Worth, TX and went on to complete a second residency at JPS in Emergency Medicine where she served as Chief Resident. Prior to medicine, Dr. Boone worked in the technology sector at Motorola and Microsoft. Her health policy interests include: improving health care access and utilization for vulnerable and marginalized populations; improving health system resilience,infrastructure, and patient outcomes in resource constrained settings; children’s welfare and youth mental health; and understanding the impact of social determinants of health emergency department utilization and health outcomes.

Chris Clifford

Chris Clifford, M.D.

Chris Clifford, MD is a GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2024. During fellowship,he completed a placement at The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Clifford works clinically in the local EDs of United Medical Center and the Washington DC Veteran Administration Medical Center and is also attending classes to obtain his MPH in health policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health. He Originally comes from Reno, Nevada where he completed his undergraduate in biochemistry. He went to medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then attended Emergency Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In between his third and fourth year of medical school, he completed a year-long placement at the American Medical Association as their Government Relations Advocacy Fellow. Dr. Clifford is mainly interested in health policy as it interacts with pandemic preparedness and response. He is also interested in policy changes in medical AI, access to care, health economics, and violence prevention.

Class of 2023

Miriam Bukhsh

Miriam Bukhsh, M.D., M.P.H.

Miriam Bukhsh, MD, MPH is the GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2023. Dr. Bukhsh completed medical school at Oakland University William Beaumont School ofMedicine. She was a chief resident during her emergency medicine residency training at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. During Fellowship, she published articles in CNN Opinion, BMJ Open Quality, and the Veterans Affairs Emergency Medicine Catalyst. She was awarded the Veterans Affairs CHAI CARE Award for her clinical care at the VA Medical Center, and she was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. For her health policy placement, she worked as a Health Legislative Fellow for CongresswomanLisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her health policy interests include South Asian American health, EMTALA, reproductive healthcare access, Long COVID, and emergency department-based vaccination initiatives. She currently serves on the State Legislative/Regulatory Committee and the Federal Government Affairs Committee in the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Class of 2022

James Maloy

James Maloy, M.D., M.P.H.

James Maloy, MD, MPH is the GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2022. As an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, he obtained a Bachelor of Science In Biochemistry with a minor in Physics, and was active in basic science research. He attended the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and did his residency in Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan,where he was a chief resident. As a resident, he was highly involved in advocacy efforts to ensure access to personal protective equipment for Emergency Center workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also performed research regarding the impact of local Emergency Center prescribing guidelines on empowering emergency physicians to be more judicious in ordering opioid medications and presented this research at national and regional meetings. He serves on the State/Legislative RegulatoryCommittee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), where he has been involved in efforts to preserve the “prudent layperson” standard for emergency care, and has also been involved in advocacy regarding Alternative Payment Models for emergency care. During his time as a GW Health Policy Fellow, he obtained his Master Of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Policy at George Washington University Milken School of Public Health, and served as a fellow with the Senate Finance Committee health team under Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), where he was involved with the committee’s work on drug pricing reform (including drug price negotiation under Medicare) and mental health reform. Upon graduation from the fellowship in 2022, he joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he works at the Baltimore Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, and remains involved with a variety of educational programs for residents and medical students.

Class of 2021

Marisa Dowling

Marisa Dowling, M.D., M.P.P.

Marisa Dowling, MD, MPP is a GW Health Policy Fellow from the Class of 2021.Originally from Corpus Christi,Texas, Dr. Dowling graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology. She then attended Duke University for medical school and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. Dr. Dowling also holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Dowling conducted and published health services research and worked for the state health agency, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.

During fellowship, Dr. Dowling completed two Capitol Hill placements. In 2020, she served U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02), assisting with COVID-19 pandemic response, health disparities, and telehealth legislation, among a variety of health policytopics. In 2021, Dr. Dowling worked under the Senate Finance Committee, covering a wide range of Medicare and Medicaid policies. During fellowship, she authored multiple academic and op-edarticles on current events in health policy, served as a Councillor with the DC Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (DC ACEP),and led efforts to register voters in health care settings (VotER).

Following fellowship, Dr. Dowling is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. She also serves as a senior Physician Advisor at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standardsand Quality. She previously worked as a Health Insurance Specialist at the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and served asPresident of DC ACEP.

Dr. Dowling’s areas of expertise include federal health policy, Medicare,U.S. Congress, telehealth, health disparities, high cost patients, patients with frequent ED visits,and voter registration in healthcare settings.

Kimi Chernoby

Kimi Chernoby M.D., J.D., M.A.

Kimi Chernoby, MD, JD, MA is a GW Health Policy Fellow from the Class of 2021. She is currently Senior Counsel for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women’s Law Center. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chernoby was the first graduate of the University of Florida’s MD/JD program. As a GW Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Chernoby worked at theSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. As a resident physician in Indiana, she helped pregnant minors obtain the right to consent to their own medical care, including post-partum contraception. Her work focuses on increasing access to contraception at the state and federal level, specifically using clinical experience to advance policies that center the needs of patients.

Class of 2020
Luis Dominguez

Luis Dominguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Dominguez grew up in the DC area and attended Dartmouth College. He then matriculated at SGU, graduating with a dual MD/MPH degree with distinction. During his residency in Internal Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health, he served as House-Staff Representative, liaising between the administration and residents. He was appointed Patient Safety Officer, due in large part to his work on Quality Improvement, and graduated with multiple awards for scholarship. He then entered the Health Policy Fellowship to become a leader, advocate, and spokesman for a better healthcare system.

Class of 2019
Tamara Green

Tamara Green, M.D., M.P.H.

Tamara Green, MD, MPH is board certified in Emergency Medicine. She is currently a Health Policy Fellow at George Washington University and works clinically in the Emergency Department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The desire to gain experience in policy lead Dr. Green to the Health Policy Fellowship within the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University.

Dr. Green graduated from Duke University with a AB in Sociology. She completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Master of Public Health degree while at UNC. She returned to her hometown of Newark, New Jersey to complete residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Since completing her training, Dr. Green has worked in community and academic settings, serving both rural and inner city populations.

Michelle Tang

Michelle Tang, M.D.



Class of 2016
Natalie Kirilichin

Natalie Kirilichin, M.D., M.P.H.

Originially from

Connecticut, Natalie Kirilichin completed undergraduate and graduate medical degrees at Georgetown University and her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. While at University of Chicago she organized a health policy curriculum for residents in the program and served as a national Emergency Medicine Residents Association representative. She served as a fellow on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, advancing legislation to address the emerging opioid epidemic in the United States.  Dr. Kirilichin has joined the GW Emergency Medicine faculty since graduating from the fellowship in 2016, and remains engaged in public policy through her work with the National Safety Council.

Class of 2015
Guenevere Burke

Guenevere Burke, M.D., M.B.A.

Guenevere Burke completed her residency at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident. She was an active participant in curriculum design for the Emergency Medicine residency. Previously, Dr. Burke completed her medical education at UCLA. She holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked on various healthcare consulting and finance projects. She has interests in access to care and health information technology and completed her fellowship practicuum at the Kaiser Family Foundation. During the fellowship, she also worked in the Office of Senator Chuck Grassley who serves on the Senate Finance Committee. She is currently involved in teaching graduate programs on health policy, disparities and mobile health.

Ashley Ryles

Ashley Ryles, M.D.

Dr. Ryles completed her medical school education at Howard University and her emergency medicine training at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Serving as a representative for the York County Medical Society, she actively sought opportunities to speak with state and national legislators during her tenure. As the representative for the Graduate of Medical Education Committee, she was privy to opportunities that enforced system based policy, as well as its quality and effectiveness. In this capacity, she coauthored a publication entitled EMRA Advocacy Handbook that highlighted the importance of advocacy within emergency medicine. Dr. Ryles was also one of two residents nationwide awarded the EMRA/ACEP Mini Health Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ryles completed her Masters in Public Health during the fellowship, and completed her practicuum at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Center for Clinical Standards and Quality. Her interests include health care quality and health care information technology.

Class of 2014

Stephanie Donald, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Donald finished her emergency medicine residency at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, where she served as Chief Resident. During her second year of fellowship, she worked with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Innovation Center on issues related to Payment Reform, Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes for dual eligible enrollees. At the end of the fellowship, she completed her Masters in Public Health. She is now on staff at Alta Bates Summit in Oakland, California.

Seth Trueger, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Trueger finished his emergency medicine residency medicine as administrative chief resident at Mount Sinai. During the recent national healthcare reform debate, he was a keynote speaker and panelist at a health law symposium for law students. He has worked with the ABC News Medical Unit as a physician research analyst, evaluating medical studies for Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and, educating journalists on medical issues and study results and participating in editorial decisions.  Dr. Trueger finished his practicum at the office of Congressman John Dingell working on payment reform issues. At the end of the fellowship, he completed his Masters in Public Health. He is now on faculty at the University of Chicago Department of Emergency Medicine.

Class of 2012
Joneigh Khaldun

Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun completed her residency at SUNY Downstate.  She finished her fellowship practicum at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Reform.  In addition, to her work at HHS and coursework, Dr. Khaldun was an author on Trust for America’s Health’s "The Facts Hurt: A State by State Injury Report" that reports state by state injury death rates and a report card analyzing how states perform in injury prevention. The report can be found at  She completed her Masters in Public Health at George Washington during her second year of the fellowship. She is now Michigan's chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Rachelle Pierre-Mathieu, M.D., MPP

Dr. Pierre-Mathieu completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Pierre-Mathieu’s practicum experience was in the Congressional Office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Health House Energy and Commerce Committee. During her fellowship she completed a report on the health care workforce in Washington, D.C. The report can be found at  She is currently on faculty at the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine.