Duke-Margolis Scholars Alumni

By Year


Minahil Shahid (Public Policy, MPP'19)

Minahil earned her BSc (Hons) in Economics and Political Science, from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. Prior to coming to Duke, she worked at the Chief Minister’s Delivery Unit in Punjab, Pakistan, where she closely coordinated with senior officials in government to devise and implement reforms to improve the state of health in the province.

Kelly Hamachi (Law, JD'19)

Kelly earned her BA in Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.  Prior to coming to Duke, she spent a year after graduation coordinating the design fellowship program at Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), which is devoted to developing and implementing cost-saving methods of high quality clinical care in health care systems throughout the country.

Jami M. King (Law, JD'19)

Jami earned her BA in Economics and Anthropology/Sociology at Rhodes College in 2011 and her MS in Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2015. She has conducted fieldwork and global health research in India, Honduras, and Mexico City, the latter through a Frederick J. Sheldon Fellowship. She has also worked with the CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health creating an evaluation plan for the rollout of a Medicaid reimbursement scheme for a maternal health program.

Meredith Stewart (Law, JD'19)

Meredith earned her undergraduate degrees in Biology and BAA (Biological Anthropology and Anatomy)Before coming to Duke, she earned a MPH in Health Behavior from the UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has worked for nearly five years in health departments in North Carolina. At the Orange County Health Department, she managed the Board of Health’s strategic plan and the department’s interdisciplinary efforts to build a cradle to college/career pipeline in two geographic zones in the county.


Madhu Vulamiri
Madhu Vulimiri (Public Policy, MPP'18)

Madhu earned her BSPH in Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  Prior to entering the MPP program, she worked at Huron Consulting Group, where she consulted for hospital and physician groups on improving financial and operational performance. She was a member of the Duke Bass Connections NC Medicaid Reform Advisory team, which developed recommendations that have been presented to policymakers in Raleigh. Madhu graduated in 2018 and is currently a Senior Medicaid Strategist at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.