Yasmeen Long is a director at FasterCures, a Center of the Milken Institute. Her expertise lies within health equity, disparities, outcomes, policy, clinical research, patient engagement, and social determinants of health. Prior to joining FasterCures, she served as the co-director of the Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academy of Medicine. These fellowships were designed for early- to mid-career national and international health science scholars. She also served as a program officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), where she executed strategic objectives to advance patient and stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research. At PCORI, she built key relationships with academic researchers, health-care providers, patient advocates, and policy stakeholders. Prior to PCORI, she directed global health policy programs in the US, Asia, and the Middle East at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies and the World Health Organization. She holds an MA in sociology and women's health from Suffolk University and a BSc in health sciences from Howard University.