Our Staff

Direction and technical assistance for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program are provided by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which serves as the national program office (NPO).

Responsible staff members at the NPO are:

  • Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, director
  • Yumi Phillips, deputy director
  • Elle Law, senior program assistant
  • Andrew Cheng, administrative and financial specialist
Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Yumi Phillips, Deputy Director
Yumi Phillips
Deputy Director


Elle Law
Senior Program Assistant
Andrew Cheng 
Administrative and Financial Specialist










Established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), the NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond.  It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community.  Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors.  The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  For more information, visit www.nam.edu.  Follow the NAM on Twitter at @theNAMedicine or on Facebook at facebook.com/NAMedicine.


About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans.  Their efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it’s delivered, how it’s paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. For more than 40 years RWJF has worked to improve health and health care.  They are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.  For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.  Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

Responsible staff members at the RWJF are:

  • Kimberly Elliott, director of public policy
  • Jan Mihalow, program financial analyst