2023 Health Policy Academy Fellows Spotlights

Micaela LaRose, MD, Health Policy Academy Fellow 2023-2024

Micaela LaRose.jpgProgram: San Antonio United Health Services Education Symposium

Micaela is a second year resident and Active Duty Air Force at San Antonio Military Medical Center. She is originally from Minnesota and attended Carleton College where she studied political science. She worked for two years as a research analyst at OpenSky Policy Institute, a revenue, education and health finance think tank before attending Duke University for medical school 

Jose Reyes, MD, Health Policy Academy Fellow 2023-2024

Jose Reyes.jpgProgram: Cook County Health

My name is Jose Reyes and I am a PGY3 at the EM residency at Cook County Health. My professional goals were informed by my life as a first-generation Mexican American in a majority-minority Bordertown rife with disparities. My professional goals are to improve the care of marginalized groups through research that can be used to craft and implement new programs or policies at the state and local levels. Through the combined efforts of research, community organizing, and government policy, change is possible. 

Jordan Vaughn, MD, Health Policy Academy Fellow 2023-2024

Jordan Vaughn.jpgProgram: LSU Spirit of Charity

Jordan is from Seattle, WA but now considers herself a New Orleans transplant as a result of being a military brat. She graduated medical school from The University of Rochester Medical and Dental School in Rochester, NY. She has a special interest in domestic and Global health equity with a focus on DEI initiatives, violence injury and prevention, and Community engagement. As chief resident, she is in charge of recruitment, overseeing social EM curriculum, scheduling, facilitating professional development and other administrative duties. When she is not working, she loves traveling, spending time with her husband, daughter and extended family in Louisiana. 

Shane Solger, MD, Health Policy Academy Fellow 2023-2024

Shane Solger.jpgProgram: Kings County/SUNY Downstate EM/IM Combined Residency

Shane Solger is a current PGY-3 resident at Kings County/SUNY Downstate’s Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program. He is originally from Skokie, IL, and after graduating from New York Medical College, he completed a Transitional Year at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He currently acts as a Committee of Interns and Residents Delegate representative and member of the Committee on Political Education. His interests include voting justice, language justice, and advocating for an end to out-of-title work for residents. 

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