Healthcare Policy Program Announces 2022-2023 Grossman Fellows
The Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce that it has named Mathew Alexander and Brandon Busuito, MD, as its 2022-2023 Grossman Fellows.
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
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 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’s 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.
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Divya Jain is currently in her last year of medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She was born and raised in Overland Park, KS. Divya is interested in pursuing OB-GYN, fueled by her experiences working as an organizer at Planned Parenthood in efforts to repeal the tax on menstrual products in Kansas and Missouri. She has also led an organization called, ‘Period’, in which she is responsible for fundraising and packaging menstrual products for those in need in Kansas City. Divya currently serves on the American Medical Association National Committee on Legislation and Advocacy, drafting resolutions in the field of healthcare policy. As a future OB-GYN, she hopes to continue to advocate for menstruators and women’s health services through policy implementation. In her spare time, Divya enjoys cycling, hiking, and creating clay jewelry.
T. Anders Olsen
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
T. Anders Olsen is currently in his last year of medical school at the Emory School of Medicine and is interested in pursuing a career in oncology. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been there most of his life. He has been interested in policy, specifically health policy, since starting his undergraduate degree at Emory University where he studied economics. His aspiration with this degree is to pursue a career at the intersection of health policy and oncology, specifically in the realm of healthcare cost-effectiveness and novel FDA drug approvals. In his free time, he enjoys playing the violin and ultimate frisbee. He also loves cooking, live music, and any outdoor activity he can do with friends.