Meet the Scholars
Lisa A. Worden
One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
Yajaira Peña-Esparza, MS
As a doctoral fellow with the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, I have been exposed to...
Robert Atkins, PhD, RN
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program gave me the resources and support to intensify my work as a researcher...
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
Marie L. Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN
The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM engages nursing scholars to become distinguished leaders...
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
Asher A. Turney, MD, MBA
The RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College Health Policy Certificate Program has been a great asset to me...
Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN
Because of my experience as an RWJF Health Policy Fellow, I now understand the networks, processes and vernacular of Capitol Hill.
About the Programs
In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began to develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
Patricia Drehobl, MPH, RN, is associate director for program development at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program (2007-2010).