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GIM part-time faculty member Kisha Davis, MD, a family practice physician, is spending the year as one of fifteen 2011-2012 White House Fellows. Her appointment is with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The White House states that since its founding in 1964, the Fellows program has been “one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. . . . Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.” She is a member of a class that includes young leaders in such fields as law, public service, medicine, education, technology, and economics.
Until her appointment as a White House Fellow, Dr. Davis served as a family physician at Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia, MD. She earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut, and her MPH degree at the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a member of Delta Omega public health honor society. She has travelled to Zimbabwe, Honduras, and New Orleans on medical mission trips.
To read more about Dr. Davis, the other members of her White House Fellows class, and the program itself, visit the White House website.