Alumni News/Updates

Updates from Our Fellows – Fall 2019

Health and Aging Policy Fellows, both past and present, work on a diverse range of aging-related issues in DC and nationwide. Whether it’s through career progression and promotions, awards, and publications, our Fellows continue to influence policies for older Americans at the federal, state, and community level. Click here to see their most recent accomplishments!

Dr. Judy Zerzan Appointed Chief Medical Officer HCA

Dr. Judy Zerzan, 2008-2009 fellow, has been appointed Health Care Authority’s (HCA) chief medical officer. The chief medical officer leads HCA’s clinical policy decision-making, and helps ensure HCA’s decisions lead to high-quality care for the more than 2 million Washington residents for whom the agency purchases health care.  She has extensive experience in designing and implementing benefits, specifically in Medicaid programs, and was instrumental in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Colorado.

Dr. Jennifer Wolff to Lead Lipitz Center at Johns Hopkins

Dr. Jennifer Wolff, 2013-2014 fellow, expert on aging and caregiving, has been named the third Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Wolff’s research focuses on the care of older persons with complex health needs and disabilities, particularly the role of family caregivers in the interactions of older adults with the medical community.