Contributing columnist focusing on public health and health policy Education: California State University, Los Angeles, BS; Washington University School of Medicine, MD; University of Oxford, MSc Leana S. Wen, a Washington Post contributing columnist, writes on a broad range of topics with an emphasis on public health and health policy. Wen is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is the distinguished fellow of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner and led the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department. A practicing emergency physician, she has also been a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, founding director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University and president of Planned Parenthood. She is a frequent guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC and BBC. When she is not working, Wen is spending time with her toddler son, Eli, and baby daughter, Isabelle.