Yasmeen is a Director at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. Her expertise lies within health disparities, equity, health outcomes, policy, clinical research, patient, stakeholder, and community engagement, global health, 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 (formally known as the Institute of Medicine). These fellowships were designed for early-to-mid career national and international health science scholars.
Long 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 and comparative effectiveness 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 and tobacco control programs in the U.S., 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 (WHO).
Earlier in her career, she managed research programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the following areas: biomedical research, chronic and infectious diseases, and health disparities in patient care. Long earned an M.A. in sociology and women's health from Suffolk University and a B.Sc. in health sciences and management from Howard University. She serves on advisory committees and leadership councils focused on addressing disparities in health care and research, equity, and the health and well-being of women throughout the life-course.