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

Jason Houle (Alumnus) These Revealing Portraits Depict The Many, Many Faces Of American Debt

Nov 20, 2014 (Huffington Post) More than 35% of Americans ages 24 to 28 are dealing with debt that surpasses the value of any of their assets, Dartmouth College assistant professor Jason Houle states. That's approximately double the proportions of the late 1980s and mid 1970s.

David Chae (Alumnus) Discrimination may affect health of older Chinese-Americans

Nov 14, 2014 (Reuters) One in five older Chinese Americans in Chicago has experienced discrimination, and this source of added stress could have negative health effects, according to a new study.

Seth Holmes (Alumnus) Wins the Margaret Mead Award

Nov 7, 2014 (UCSF News) UC San Francisco’s Seth Holmes, MD, PhD, has won the Margaret Mead Award, which is presented to a younger scholar for a particular accomplishment, such as a book, film, monograph, or service, which interprets anthropological data and principles in ways that make them meaningful to a broadly concerned public.

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