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

Sammy Zahran (Alumnus) Studies Link Childhood Lead Exposure, Violent Crime

Jun 6, 2015 (Chicago Tribune) After growing up poor in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Cincinnati, the young adults had reached their early 20s. One by one, they passed through an MRI machine that displayed their brains in sharp, cross-sectioned images. For those who had been exposed to lead as toddlers, even in small amounts, the scans revealed changes that were subtle, permanent and devastating.

Andrew Papachristos (Alumnus) The Shooting Disease: Who You Know, Where You Live

Though June is yet to start, warm weather gun violence in Hartford appears to have already begun in earnest. As of Wednesday, shootings were reported to be up by 33 percent compared to this time last year, and the 12 homicides, so far, are triple the number of 2014's year-to-date count.

Maria Glymour (Alumna) Poverty-Linked Heart Risks Greatest for Poor Black Women, Younger Adults

May 27, 2015 (Reuters) Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with living in poverty is largest for women and people under age 50, according to a large new study.

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