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

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.

Jason Block (Alumnus) Study Shows Employees Offered Financial Incentives Were 33 Times More Likely to Participate in Wellness Programs

Nov 7, 2014 (PR Newswire) "While the jury is still out about whether workplace wellness programs improve health, the programs have great potential," said lead author Jason Block, MD, TOS Member and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Population Medicine. "Our goal was to evaluate what motivates people to participate in these programs and what strategies companies and insurers can use to get everyone involved. Our data show that financial incentives clearly work to motivate participation in a health coach program."

Fenaba Addo (Alumna) Young Adults Are Living With Their Parents, But Not As Much As (Or Why) You Think

Oct 29, 2014 (Wall Street Journal) While credit-card balances among young people have actually fallen some over the past decade, a new study by Fenaba Addo in the journal Demography finds that “credit card debt is positively associated with cohabitation for men and women.” In other words, debt pushes people into living with partners, not just parents.

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