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

Duana Fullwiley (Alumna) Building a Face, and a Case, on DNA

Feb 23, 2015 (New York Times) Duana Fullwiley, an associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, said that she worried that use of such images could contribute to racial profiling. She noted that Dr. Shriver developed his system by analyzing the DNA and faces of people with mixed West African and European ancestry. “This leads to a technology that is better able to make faces that are African-American,” she said.

Christina Roberto (Alumna) Obesity is a Health Care ‘Time Bomb,’ Warn Lancet Authors

Feb 18, 2015 (Toronto Star) Unprecedented obesity rates are a “time bomb” of future burdens on health care systems but global efforts to reverse the epidemic are failing, according to a major new series in the Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals.

Sarah Gollust (Alumna) News Coverage of Vaccine Controversies Drives Down Support for Vaccines

Feb 9, 2015 (Washington Post) As media attention to the measles outbreak in California continues to grow and prominent politicians weigh in with conflicting messages on requiring vaccines, health policy scholars and political scientists warn of the dangerous consequences that politicization can have on public support for vaccination. And they do so for good reason.

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