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Public Health Advocacy Fellowship

The Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship creates a connection between medicine and public health for medical students by offering opportunities for students to engage in local public health advocacy activities.

Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship

The Twin Cities Medical Society’s Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to engage in local public health advocacy activities relevant to a personal area of interest. Students select a priority public issue to focus on throughout the program and work with a physician mentor to determine meaningful actions that can be taken to advocate for relevant policies at the local, state or organizational level.

We are pleased to have eleven students participating in our 2018 fellowship. Their public health interests cover a wide spectrum, including housing as medicine, diabetes prevention, food access, reproductive health, tobacco prevention, and environmental health. The following physicians have generously volunteered their time to mentor students during the coming academic year:

  •  Courtney Baechler, MD

  • Pete Dehnel, MD

  • Angela Goepferd, MD

  • Matt Kruse, MD

  • Lisa Mattson, MD

  • Travis Olives, MD

  • Eva Pesch, MD

  • Danielle Robertshaw, MD

  • Rebecca Thoman, MD

  • Sarah Traxler, MD

  • William Walsh, MD

Over the 2018-2019 school year, our fellows will create and implement an advocacy plan and present their project at a final reception on Tuesday, May 14th.

Please email Amber Kerrigan for more information about the fellowship or to request an invite to the final reception.