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Public Policy Fellows

This Public Policy Fellows program is central to the Reilly Center’s mission – to elevate our level of public discourse and generate dialogue about new ideas and information.

The program launched in 2001, with the goal of informing Louisiana’s local academic communities and political leaders on current public policy issues. To this end, the program brought in internationally recognized public policy experts whose research focused on relevant current issues. Fellows typically spent three to five days on campus and in the local community.

  • Within the university setting, participants lectured, worked with students and faculty on research, and engaged with university officials in a variety of ways ranging from debate and exchange of ideas to guidance on specific projects.
  • Within communities, fellows met with business leaders, organization directors, and public officials on contemporary issues impacting Louisiana citizens and public policy.
  • They also gave at least one public lecture, and their visits concluded with the publication and subsequent availability of a paper.

 

Fall 2019

Torrie Fields, MPH

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Torrie Fields will be the Fall 2019 Reilly Center Public Policy Fellow. Torrie is the Program Manager of High Value Solutions for Blue Shield of California. She leads the development and implementation of programs and processes at Blue Shield of California that support people with serious illness and their families. In addition, Torrie is a director for the Center to Advance Palliative Care Quality Alignment Hub and is responsible for developing an accountability and measurement framework that will advance access to high quality serious illness care across settings. Torrie will visit Baton Rouge September 10 through September 12, 2019. In that time, she will participate in several events, including a public talk and panel discussion on September 12 on LSU’s campus.

The Reilly Center Public Policy Fellows Program is central to the Reilly Center’s mission – to elevate our level of public discourse on good government and sensible policies. The Fellows program launched in 2001, with the goal of informing Louisiana’s local academic communities and political leaders on current public policy issues. To this end, the program has brought in internationally recognized public policy experts whose research focused on relevant current issues. Fellows typically spend three to four days on campus and in the community, and submit a short paper for publication on the Manship School’s website. Within the university setting, Fellows lecture, work with students and faculty on research, and engaged with university officials in a variety of ways. Within the community, Fellows meet with business leaders, organization directors, and public officials. They also give at least one public lecture. The program offers an honorarium of $2,500 and covers travel and accommodation expenses.

 

 

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