Three Fellows Named "Great Immigrants" By Carnegie Corporation
MD, Harvard University
Mehret Mandefro is an immigrant from Ethiopia
Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Harvard University
Dr. MEHRET MANDEFRO is an Ethiopian-American physician and anthropologist that produces visual ethnographies. She is the president of Truth Aid. Previously, she was the chief medical officer at Amida Tech.
Mehret received a BA, cum laude, in Anthropology and a Medical Doctorate from Harvard University, a Master's of Science in the Public Health of Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar and completed her Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.
Her ethnographic work about HIV positive women's lives in the South Bronx and Ethiopia is the subject of a feature length documentary film entitled "All of Us" that aired on Showtime Networks from 2008-2010 and is used in hundreds of educational institutions.
Upon completing her medical training, Mehret pursued her interest in media as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where she produced and directed a documentary film entitled David the Piano Player. She subsequently produced the feature-length documentary film "Outside the Box," which will be released in 2012.
Mehret is currently on faculty in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services where she teaches and also produces films for Truth Aid. She sits on the Board of Directors for Engender Health and was a White House Fellow in the Obama administration.
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