International Health Policy Fellowship

The NAM International Health Policy Fellowship program is designed for early- to mid-career scholars in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and law, economics and health policy, and health care to experience and participate in health care or public health studies that improve care and access to care for patients in domestic and global health care systems.

The NAM and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established this program in 2017, recognizing the need to build a pipeline of health policy scholars who are trained in bridging science with policy to put forth informed solutions to some of the world’s most critical health challenges.

Fellowship Description

Selected fellows participate in a two-year fellowship with 25 percent time residency in Washington, D.C., while maintaining their current position and responsibilities at their home institution. The fellowship’s D.C. residency portion consists of a concentrated three-month period at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to learn about the organization’s activities. Fellows actively learn about specific National Academies’ activities during the fellowship and select a National Academies report to examine based on their home country.


Each candidate must:

  • Be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Be a full-time CUHK staff in early to mid-career with approximately 2-10 years of post-graduate work experience OR be a senior professionals in other institutions (e.g. the Hospital Authority, Department of Health) with current affiliation with CUHK (e.g. honorary appointment)
  • Submit an application form available from the CUHK Centre for Bioethics website  
  • Submit a copy of current resume
  • Submit 3 letters of reference and a supporting letter from the applicant’s department chair or faculty dean
Application Process

Completed application form together with all required documents should be submitted BY MAIL to the CUHK Centre for Bioethics, Room 602, Wong Foo Yuan Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, on or before the stated deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please read the flyer, Information Sheet on the Program and Notes for Applicants carefully before starting the application!

FlyerPlease click here

Information SheetPlease click here

Notes for ApplicantsPlease click here

Current Fellow

Past Fellows

Kim Hei-Man Chow, PhD, MPhil

Kim Hei-Man Chow, PhD, MPhil

2023-2025 International Health Policy Fellow

Vincent Chung, PhD, MSc

Vincent Chung, PhD, MSc

2021-2023 International Health Policy Fellow

Roger Chung, PhD, MHS

Roger Chung, PhD, MHS

2018-2020 International Health Policy Fellow

Program Administration

Inquiries about the International Health Policy Fellowship should be directed to:

Yumi Phillips
Program Officer
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506

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