Meet the Scholars
Gabriel Sanchez, PhD
Student participation in the RWJF Center for Health Policy enables them to direct their education toward public service in...
Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD
Participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program—first as...
Lisa A. Worden
One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
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...
Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
Allison Aiello, PhD, MS
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program allowed me to develop a strong...
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
New Connections is a fantastic opportunity for underrepresented junior faculty...
Lon Newman, MS
Having a collegial relationship with other Community Health Leaders award recipients has provided me with a working network...
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
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
Four decades ago, RWJF gave a grant to a visionary who called the world’s attention to the health effects of child abuse and neglect. Ever since, RWJF has developed physician-scientists who have helped child abuse pediatrics grow into a large and influential medical subspecialty.