Center for Health Policy

Irene Diamond Fellowship for Public Health

The Irene Diamond Fellowship for Public Health is a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides a unique opportunity for mid-career public health professionals to design and lead projects aimed at preventing chronic disease and illness; addressing the social determinants of health; and improving the overall health of populations and communities.

Fellowship activities include convening prominent public health stakeholders and policy experts, developing issue briefs and white papers on selected topics, and working collaboratively with Brookings experts and other stakeholders to identify clinical innovations, quality measures, payment strategies, and public policies that support public health.

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Please note: Applications for the fellowship are currently closed.


2014 Irene Diamond Public Health Leader

In February 2014, the Engelberg Center announced that Jennifer  L. Foltz, MD, MPH was selected for the Irene Diamond Fellowship for Public Health. Dr. Foltz is a medical epidemiologist and board-certified pediatrician and a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service. She serves as the scientific collaborator for CDC’s Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration grants and also leads the Healthy Weight Electronic Health Record (EHR) project, which aims to improve collection of obesity data and to increase support for care delivery, interoperability, and information flow to public health agencies.Dr. Foltz’s CDC-Brookings project will expand her work on the Healthy Weight Electronic Health Records project, including the development of national standards to improve care and healthy weight surveillance, develop recommendations that inform public policy and clinical care guidelines, including payment reform strategies, and develop best practices to manage information and engage multiple stakeholders.