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

David Van Sickle (Alumnus) Propeller Health Raises $14.5 Million Series B Financing Led by Safeguard Scientifics

September 4, 2014 (MarketWatch) Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced that it raised $14.5 million in Series B financing, led by Safeguard Scientifics SFE, -1.41% with participation from Series A investor The Social+Capital Partnership. Propeller Health will use the funding to accelerate product development, strategic alliances, client services, sales and marketing.

Molly Martin (Alumna) Study to Look at Financial Impact of Gas Boom

September 2, 2014 (Wall Street Journal) Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are drilling. Penn State University sociology professor Molly Martin said there is a unique opportunity to compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities that have experienced the boom during the last six years with nearby ones in New York state that haven't.

Brendan Saloner (Scholar) Of Pot and Percocet

August 29, 2014 (New York Times) Prescription opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths associated with their prolonged use. Meanwhile, access to medical marijuana has been expanding — 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its broad medical use — and chronic or severe pain is by far the most common condition reported among people using it.

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