Cambridge Health Alliance - Fellowship Director

Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Division of Social and Community Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance

Danny McCormick, MD, MPH, is a primary care physician, an Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS, Director of Research in the Department of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy at CHA. He leads a research group with interests that focus on US health care financing, health care reform and access to and quality of care for marginalized patient populations, including the uninsured, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, prisoners, veterans and patients receiving care in safety-net systems of care. His research work has been supported by numerous foundation, state and federal grants including funding by NIH and PCORI. He is an esteemed mentor and is a past recipient of the A. Clifford Barger Award for excellence in mentoring at HMS, the Academic Council Award for scholarship and teaching, and CHA’s Outpatient Attending of the Year award. His research fellows have won multiple research presentation awards from SGIM (Lipkin Award [4], Hamolsky Award [2] and Women’s Health Award [1]). He also served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC and as a staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions.

Faculty Members

David H. Bor, M.D. *
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Cambridge Health Alliance

  • Community-wide approaches to prevention


Adam Gaffney, M.D., M.P.H. 

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

  • Health insurance coverage and health reform

  • Financial barriers to accessibility of health care, particularly among people with pulmonary diseases

  • Racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes among people with pulmonary diseases


David U. Himmelstein, M.D.*
Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Health policy and financing

  • Design and evaluation of hospital information systems


Richard J. Pels, M.D.*
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance

  • Medical Residency Program Director, The Cambridge Hospital

  • Techniques in medical education in curriculum design, focusing on undergraduate education


Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.*
Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Access to care

  • Administrative costs of medical care

  • Healthcare financing


Leah Zallman, M.D., M.P.H.*
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Health disparities, with specific focus of social determinants of health

  • Access to care for vulnerable populations

  • Improving research capacity at community health centers


* Denotes faculty who have graduated from the Fellowship Program

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