The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Sanford School of Public Policy invite Master of Public Policy applicants who have demonstrated strong interest in health policy to apply for the next class of Margolis Scholars in Health Policy & Management

The Margolis Scholars program is a prestigious program for Duke University students that demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to a career in health policy and management, as well as leadership potential to improve health policy. Named in honor of Robert Margolis, M.D., the founder of Duke-Margolis and a pioneer of innovative integrated care delivery models, the Margolis Scholars program provides promising students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be the next generation of health care leaders.

Margolis Scholars is a competitive program open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels. Selected Scholars are engaged in the program for 1 to 2 years, depending on their program of study.


    Duke-Margolis Center Director Mark McClellan

    Duke-Margolis’ director Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD,  is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


    Samantha Smith MPP'23

    Prior to coming to Sanford, Samantha worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Aide and Scheduler to a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Most recently, Samantha worked in the Government Affairs division of a health IT company, where she consulted healthcare practices on federal and state regulations. Samantha’s interests include the role of federal and state governments in ensuring equitable healthcare access and regulation of public payer systems.

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