Stephanie Joan "Steffie" Woolhandler (born 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American primary care physician and medical researcher. An advocate for single-payer healthcare in the United States, she is a co-founder and board member of Physicians for a National Health Program. She is a distinguished professor of public health and health policy at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and an adjunct clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she formerly co-directed the general internal medicine internship program.
Honors and awards
Woolhandler was named the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1990. In 1994 she received the Edward K. Barsky Award from the Physicians Forum and in 1996 the Ethical Culture Society named her "Humanist of the Year." In 2009, she received that year's A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard.
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