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Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Improving Chronic Illness Care team, as the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, has been honored to host six mid-career Fellows via The Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice.  We have collaborated with and learned much from the following researchers and practitioners:


Linda Gask, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.  [read bio]
Royal Preston Hospital, UK 

Ngaire Kerse, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., FRNZCGP  [read bio]
University of Auckland, NZ

Malcolm Battersby, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.  [read bio]
Flinders University, Australia

Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, D.Phil, M.A.   [read bio]
University of Wales, Wales

Hubertus J.M.  (Bert) Vrijhoef, PhD   [read bio]
University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands 

Paul Burgess, MPH PhD FRACGP FAFPHM  [read bio]
District Medical Officer for Kunbarllanjnja (Gunbalanya), Australia