Meet the Scholars
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…
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
David Van Sickle, PhD
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program gave me the training and perspective to see exciting new possibilities...
Mark Siemon, RN-BC, MPH, MSN
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship has provided me with the opportunity to interact and learn from students and scholars.
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
The exposure that I received as a Community Health Leader increased the visibility of our work at the Cancer Resource...
Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA
As a Clinical Scholar, I have developed the skills to design and conduct health services research that will improve care...
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...
Cheryl Chun, MA, MS
I want to do more than just care for my patients. I want to create a better health care delivery system for my community.
Helena Dagadu, MPH
Health policy research is my passion—and my path to solutions.
About the Programs
Beginning in 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
A. Monique Clinton-Sherrod, PhD, is a 2008 alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections program. She is an RTI research psychologist with extensive experience in prevention research associated with a variety of psychosocial issues.