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

Natasha Dow Schüll (Alumna) Gaming the Poor

June 21, 2014 (New York Times) As casinos have spread into de-industrialized cities, dying resorts and gritty urban areas, the rate of gambling participation has grown among lower-income groups.

Jason Houle (Alumnus) Student Debt Is Hurting Homeownership For Blacks More than Whites

June 20, 2014 (Wall Street Journal) Is student loan debt causing young adults to retreat from the housing market en masse? No, but it’s having some impact, and the debt burden appears to be hitting black borrowers harder than whites, says a recent paper from researchers Jason Houle of Dartmouth College and Lawrence Berger of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cynthia Colen (Alumna) Most Women Can’t Afford to Breastfeed

May 22, 2014 (New York Times) Many people think of the decision to breast-feed as simply a personal choice. Yet, successful breast-feeding is highly dependent on a mother’s ability to spend extended periods of time with her baby, both during the day and throughout the night.

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