Yasmeen Long, M.A. is the Senior Program Officer for the Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She directs the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship Programs in health science, research, and policy to develop early-to-mid career health scholars to contribute in the future direction of health care and policy development.
Prior to joining the NAM, Ms. Long served as a Program Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). At PCORI she executed strategic objectives and directions for a large portfolio of funded projects and program activities to advance stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research. She provided intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing program initiatives. She built key relationships with a diverse health care community including academic researchers, health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, and policy stakeholders.
Before joining PCORI, Ms. Long directed global health policy programs in the US, Asia, and the Middle East for the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These programs were designed to develop the leadership capacity of civil society, ministries of health, advocates, and researchers in collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in low-and-middle income countries. She provided program oversight and technical expertise for development and implementation, and worked with international organizations including the World Health Organization, and in-country planning committees geared toward improving health outcomes and implementing policy change.
Ms. Long’s previous work also included directing clinical research programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the following areas: biomedical research, chronic and infectious diseases, and health disparities in patient care. She holds a BSc in health sciences with a concentration in health management from Howard University, and an MA in sociology with a concentration in women’s health from Suffolk University. Her research interests lie within health outcomes, disparities, and equity; patient, stakeholder and community engagement; health and social policy; medical sociology, and social determinants of health.