Meet the Scholars
SMDEP deepened my passion to educate underserved patients on the importance of good oral health and disease prevention.
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
James Jennings, Ph.D.
New Connections has allowed me to discover important relationships between public health and community development.
Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...
Rashawn Ray, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
Lon Newman, MS
Having a collegial relationship with other Community Health Leaders award recipients has provided me with a working network...
Tennille L. Marley, MPH
As a doctoral and dissertation fellow at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, I have grown as...
Jesus A. Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program has been instrumental in facilitating and energizing my career...
Gabriel Sanchez, PhD
Student participation in the RWJF Center for Health Policy enables them to direct their education toward public service in...
Sarah Szanton, PhD, NP
As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, I learned to leverage my work through leadership training, media training, and academic channels.
About the Programs
Beginning in 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will 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).