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Leigh Anne Butler, EMT-B

Manager, Mullan Institute Research Operations

With over 30 years of experience in graduate and postgraduate medical education at the George Washington University, Leigh Anne Butler currently works on domestic programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management primarily in the areas of health workforce equity and social mission. Her current projects include managing all three arms of the Atlantic Philanthropies award and a new award through the Office of Minority Health developing a new fellowship called the Minority Leadership Development Program. She has contributed to proposals and projects totaling over $50M in grants and gifts in the past 10 years. She has published articles in Academic Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine.

For the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program, Leigh Anne’s role includes programmatic and administrative management. In addition, she has coordinated the mentorship programming as well as the Charter Committee for the fellowship. She was the founding Secretary and Treasurer to the Beyond Flexner Alliance Board of Directors. She has had event management and leadership roles on committees as part of the Beyond Flexner Social Mission in Health Professions Education conferences and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards program. 

Leigh Anne’s previous roles include grants management for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center. MEPI was a five year, $130M project to increase the quantity of African medical school graduates, improve the quality of African medical education, retain physicians in their home countries, and promote regionally relevant research. GW was the Coordinating Center for this grant with an African counterpart in Kampala, Uganda. Leigh Anne’s role in this project was as the Grants Management Coordinator with programmatic, administrative and finance responsibilities under the two Principal Investigators. Prior to MEPI, Leigh Anne served as Executive Associate to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and reported to the Dean on all aspects of administration of the medical school. She has also had previous coordination roles for graduate and post-graduate education in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George
Washington University.

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