Meet the Scholars
Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN
The RWJF Health Policy Fellowship has had a tremendous influence on my life and career.
Laura Lopez-Sanders, PhD, MA, MEd
As a member of a vibrant intellectual community of current and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in...
Raymond Phillips, PhD, MS, RN
Being an Executive Nurse Fellow has provided an unparalleled opportunity to envision the future by...
David Van Sickle, PhD
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program gave me the training and perspective to see exciting new possibilities...
Adejoke Ayoola, PhD, RN
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program is equipping me with the skills I need to be a good nursing educator, an effective leader…
Keith Elder, PhD, MPH
New Connections creates an environment so encouraging…that you feel like you can do anything.
SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
Sonya A. Grier, PhD, MBA
The Health & Society Scholars program gave me the freedom to think creatively about the social impact of marketing on health.
Arun Patel, MD, JD, MBE
As many of my colleagues have said, my Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship was a career- and life-changing experience.
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
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).