Meet the Scholars
Laura Lopez-Sanders, PhD, MA, MEd
As a member of a vibrant intellectual community of current and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in...
James Jennings, Ph.D.
New Connections has allowed me to discover important relationships between public health and community development.
Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...
SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MPH
The most intangible outcome of my experience is the most precious...
Vanessa Grubbs, MD, MPH
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program has allowed me to launch my research program and exposes me to a wide network…
Helena Dagadu, MPH
Health policy research is my passion—and my path to solutions.
Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS
The RWJF Clinical Scholars program has been a pivotal experience in my training and professional development...
Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Having a leadership role in the RWJF PhD in Nursing With a Concentration in Health Policy program...
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).