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Fitzhugh Mullan

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, is currently the Murdoch Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health, in the United States, and a professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. While serving as a member of the United States Public Health Service he held many roles, including director of the National Health Service Corps, director of the Bureau of Health Professions, and a position as Assistant Surgeon General. He has been a faculty member at George Washington University since 1998 where his work has focused on human resources for health. Dr. Mullan has a long record of research and publication on issues surrounding the US and global health workforce. He is the principal investigator of the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study (SAMSS) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center, a National Institute of Health-funded 12-country African medical education project. Dr. Mullan has written widely for both professional and general audiences on medical and health policy topics. He is a commissioner of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, chartered by the US Congress, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mullan graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in history and received his doctor of medicine from the University of Chicago Medical School.

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