Michael Linden, MD, MPH, joined the faculty of the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2004, after completing the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, a two-year fellowship in health services research. “During that time I developed my interest in combining research with health policy, which led me to work in Washington, D.C., for the federal government,” Linden said. Linden was the Kerr White Visiting Scholar in the Center for Primary Care Research at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and also examined primary care research policy in the National Health Service as an Atlantic Fellow at the Public Health Policy Unit of the University College London. In addition to his position as associate professor of family medicine, Linden has a clinical practice at Seattle’s Harborview Family Medicine Clinic. The county hospital serves an urban underserved population in which half of its patients are uninsured, and one-third are non-English speaking. His practice provides prenatal and pediatric care, as well as addresses mental health and social needs.