UCSF-Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship

We are pleased to announce the 2022-2023

 UCSF-Kaiser Family Foundation Fellows!  

Tatyana Roberts

Tatyana Roberts is a medical student at UCSF. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. After Cornell, Tatyana obtained her MPH in Health and Social Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to starting medical school, she worked in undergraduate global health education at Cornell's Global Health Program. Her interest includes women's health and addiction medicine. Over the next year, Tatyana will be participating in the UCSF-KFF Health Policy Fellowship. She will be evaluating Medicaid coverage for postpartum and pregnant individuals with substance use disorder and will be working closely with KFF's Women's Health Policy team.




Hope Schwartz

Hope Schwartz is an emergency medicine-bound UCSF medical student from Oakland, CA, with a background in health economics and hospital administration. She is passionate about health care affordability, value, and equity, as well as emergency department efficiency and operations. At KFF, she will work with Cynthia Cox and the Program on the ACA to evaluate the impact of the national No Surprises Act on health care consumers, emergency department billing and the health insurance marketplace. She plans to pursue a career at the intersection of clinical medicine and health policy to improve access to high-value emergency care. 


The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies established a yearlong health policy research fellowship for medical students in cooperation with the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a leading national health policy organization that conducts and disseminates health policy research findings to inform health policy decision-making. Its headquarters are in downtown San Francisco, and they also have a satellite office in Washington, D.C. Information about the Kaiser Family Foundation’s work on health care coverage, access to care, health care costs, women’s health, HIV care, global health, and a variety of other health policy topics.

As a part of the fellowship, students are embedded within projects underway or planned at the Kaiser Family Foundation. They are co-mentored by Kaiser Family Foundation staff and UCSF faculty members. Students would be expected to be based in the San Francisco location but may have opportunities through their work with the Kaiser Family Foundation to participate in activities in Washington, D.C. as well. There is funding for up to two students per year.

To apply for a future cycle, please see more information here.