Etsemaye P. Agonafer, MD, MPH, MS
White House Fellow
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health System Science
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Dr. Dr. Etsemaye Agonafer is an internist, medical educator, and community engaged researcher committed to advancing health equity and justice for vulnerable individuals and populations —including Veterans, individuals experiencing homelessness and incarceration. As a White House Fellow she is placed at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Office of the Secretary. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health System Science at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. She previously provided clinical care for individuals entering and leaving one of the nation’s largest jails, in the Inmate Reception Center at Los Angeles County Twin Towers Correctional Facility. She completed the National Clinician Scholar Program at UCLA with a M.S. in Health Policy and Management with an emphasis on Implementation Science. Before completing her internal medicine residency and chief residency at UPMC, Etsemaye earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Southern California, a M.P.H. and M.D. from the UCLA/Charles Drew University PRIME-LA dual-degree program.