Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH, pediatric nephrology fellow at the UNC Kidney Center has been chosen for a fellowship with AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) that will enable her to train with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Her fellowship will be based in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). ONC is within the Department of Health and Human Services in DC, and promotes adoption of health IT and nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. Bagley will serve as Clinical Informatics Fellow, taking a lead role in alleviation of clinician burden related to health IT, which will include communication with various stakeholders and analysis of outstanding priority areas for burden reduction.
STPF provides opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows spend one to two years in a federal government assignment. They also participate in a year long Professional Development program, including trainings and workshops in policy and the federal government, leadership, communication, among other topics.