Dispatch from the White House
Alum Tiffany McNair employs her Bloomberg School education in the Office of the Vice President.
Bloomberg School Alum Tiffany S. McNair, MD, MPH ’13, is gaining frontline federal policy experience as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Vice President, where she works on issues related to violence against women.
The White House Fellows are selected for their promise as American leaders with a strong commitment to public service.
With her focus on caring for national and global communities of women and girls, McNair has helped lead such efforts as the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault; a Federal Interagency Workgroup on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls and Gender-Related Health Disparities; and initiatives to address the national rape kit backlog.
On the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), McNair authored a White House blog post about the positive impact VAWA has had on the patients and communities she serves.
In another blog post, she highlighted federal contributions to the fight against the intersecting epidemics of HIV/AIDS and intimate partner violence among women and girls.
During Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, she blogged about the It’s On Us movement to not only increase awareness, but also incite action to end sexual violence on college and university campuses.
While her training as an ob-gyn gave her a solid foundation in caring for women at the individual level, it was the General Preventive Medicine Residency program at the Bloomberg School that “helped crystallize my thinking and gave me the framework to address family, community and society-level factors in a more systematic way,” McNair said.