Mekdes Tsega, M.P.H., is a former Senior Program Associate at the Commonwealth Fund. Ms. Tsega was responsible for providing the daily support for the High Need High Cost portfolio and performed a variety of duties including grants management, daily administrative functions, proposal development, writing, editing, and research and analysis. She is now Program Manager for the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association, where she is responsible for supporting the design and implementation of an upstream strategy focused on working with health care stakeholders to address social drivers of health and promote equitable health system integration. In May 2018, Ms. Tsega earned her M.P.H. from George Washington University, and she earned her B.A. in human health and international studies in 2016 from Emory University. She has experience in research, writing, and project management as an office operations assistant while earning her bachelor’s degree and from internships (health policy intern at the Alliance of Community Health Plans from May 2017–2018; advocacy intern at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from January – May 2017; and state health policy intern at AcademyHealth from September–December 2016).
Former Senior Program Associate, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund