Etsemaye Agonafer, MD, MPH, MS, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows.
The prestigious White House Fellowship program embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for one year as full-time, paid fellows for White House staff, cabinet secretaries, and other senior government officials. Fellows are selected based on a record of professional accomplishment, leadership skills, potential for further growth, and commitment to serve. Agonafer, whose work as a physician, educator, and researcher has been dedicated to advancing health equity for all, will be placed at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The program was created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 to provide fellows with firsthand, high-level experience with the workings of the federal government and to encourage participation in national affairs.