Amy Gonzales

The program has fundamentally changed the focus of my research. I am now asking questions that can inform policy, and I have never been more passionate about the research process.

 

About Us

The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program is designed to build the nation’s capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the multiple determinants of population health.

Background

The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange across disciplines and sectors.

Details

Each year, the program enables up to 12 outstanding individuals who have completed their doctoral training to engage in an intensive two-year program at one of four nationally prominent universities.

Featured Scholars
 

Alison Buttenheim

Currently, she is focused on the use of behavioral economic principles (including financial incentives and intrinsic rewards) to encourage behavior change and take-up of preventive care services in the area of maternal-child health.

 

 

 HSS News

Dominick Frosch (Alumnus) 'Hypertension' doesn't mean 'too much tension'

Jul 7, 2015 (Reuters) Not everyone understands what “hypertension” means, and as a result, some patients may not take their blood pressure medications as directed or manage lifestyle factors effectively, a new paper suggests.

Andrew Papachristos (Alumnus) One Boy’s Death Draws Renewed Attention to Chicago’s Street Violence

Jul 6, 2015 (Wall Street Journal) The death of a 7-year-old boy during another Fourth of July weekend marred by multiple murders and dozens of shootings here is bringing renewed attention to the difficulty of curbing street violence in the nation’s third-largest city.

Amani Nuru-Jeter (Alumna) Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Jul 2, 2015 (NPR) Can racism cause post-traumatic stress? That's one big question psychologists are trying to answer, particularly in the aftermath of the shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and the recent incidents involving police where race was a factor.

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The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program is no longer accepting applications and will conclude in August 2016. LEARN MORE »