Masami Tabata-Kelly is a doctoral candidate studying health policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She has served as the senior project manager at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this role, Ms. Tabata-Kelly successfully led interdisciplinary teams of clinician scientists in conducting health services research projects, specifically focused on improving surgical outcomes for older adults with serious illnesses. Ms. Tabata-Kelly is deeply committed to advancing equity and justice in serious illness care by strengthening and diversifying the healthcare workforce that is equitable, thriving, healthy. She aims to generate robust evidence from a health equity perspective to support the development and implementations of healthcare workforce policies. Ms. Tabata-Kelly earned her MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, her MA in medical anthropology from Boston University, and her BA in cultural anthropology from UCLA.

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