Meet the Scholars
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.
The exposure that I received as a Community Health Leader increased the visibility of our work at the Cancer Resource...
Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
Malo André Hutson, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program exposed me to innovative, multidisciplinary research...
Jonathan B. Jaffery, MD, MS
My year working for the Senate Finance Committee as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow was life-altering...
Raymond Phillips, PhD, MS, RN
Being an Executive Nurse Fellow has provided an unparalleled opportunity to envision the future by...
Sarah Szanton, PhD, NP
As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, I learned to leverage my work through leadership training, media training, and academic channels.
Rashawn Ray, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
About the Programs
In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began to develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
Patricia Drehobl, MPH, RN, is associate director for program development at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program (2007-2010).