Healthcare Policy Program Announces 2023-2024 Grossman Fellow

The Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce that it has named Sherry Yang as its 2023-2024 Grossman Fellow.

Sherry Yang
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2025

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Sherry Yang is a rising fourth-year student at Harvard Medical School. As a proud Taiwanese-American, Sherry is passionate about building capacity and expanding access for marginalized populations. She has co-created community-led quality improvement models in Uganda, engineered sustainable water filtration systems in Honduras, consulted for pharmaceutical and biotech companies based around the world, and organized mutual aid for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in Boston. Sherry now leads initiatives to engage immigrant communities most harmed by COVID-19. Her current research advocates for the development of language-concordant systems and builds frameworks to mitigate unequal costs of care. In her free time, she enjoys soaking in the sun, vibing to alternative R&B, and savoring new foods from hole-in-the-wall eateries.

Returning Fellows

Mathew Alexander
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Mathew Alexander Mathew Alexander is a rising fourth-year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and raised in northern Virginia, he calls the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area home. Outside of medical school, he has spent time in federal and state government, consulting, and academia/research, including stints at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. His scholarly work has been published in academic outlets like Health Affairs, Health Policy, and Academic Medicine, and his opinion writing has been featured in CNN, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal. As an aspiring primary care physician, Mathew hopes to blend his medical and public policy training to address the underlying laws and policies contributing to structural barriers to accessing high-quality care. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports (mainly volleyball and basketball), music, and trying new activities (like running a half marathon and salsa dancing).

Brandon Busuito, MD
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Brandon Busito, wearing medical coatBrandon currently practices as an Emergency Medicine Physician with the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  After completing the first year of an MBA program at MIT in 2019, Brandon took a leave of absence to found CoVerified, a public health data platform now serving more than 500k users across the United States and Europe. His passion is in finding ways to improve the efficiency of healthcare innovation and ensuring that vulnerable populations benefit from emerging technologies.  Aside from entrepreneurial endeavors, Brandon has also served as a healthcare policy advisor to the Governor of Colorado, helping to define an equitable pricing structure for the state‚Äôs public option insurance plan. Brandon has been fortunate to work on several international humanitarian projects, bringing sustainable drinking water solutions to struggling populations in rural Ecuador, and providing direct clinical care for patients with severe traumatic injuries, infections, and psychological crises at Moria, a Syrian refugee camp off the coast of Turkey. A former consultant and biomedical engineer, Brandon spends his spare time advising early-stage digital health startups.  In the warmer months, he also enjoys biking around greater Boston and playing in a recreational softball league.