Meet the Scholars
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
Lon Newman, MS
Having a collegial relationship with other Community Health Leaders award recipients has provided me with a working network...
Kynna Wright-Volel, PhD, RN, MPH
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program has granted me the opportunity to gain additional skills...
SMDEP deepened my passion to educate underserved patients on the importance of good oral health and disease prevention.
Hans Noel, PhD
The RWJF Scholars in Health Policy program has opened up a new research agenda for me on the politics of public health...
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
Marie L. Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN
The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM engages nursing scholars to become distinguished leaders...
Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
New Connections is a fantastic opportunity for underrepresented junior faculty...
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...
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).