Meet the Scholars
Helena Dagadu, MPH
Health policy research is my passion—and my path to solutions.
Yajaira Peña-Esparza, MS
As a doctoral fellow with the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, I have been exposed to...
Wanda Montalvo, RN, MSN, ANP
The Executive Nurse Fellows program is the best professional gift of my career...
Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Having a leadership role in the RWJF PhD in Nursing With a Concentration in Health Policy program...
Through this 10-week experience, I have been blessed to present my research in many forums, meet the people whose research...
Raymond Phillips, PhD, MS, RN
Being an Executive Nurse Fellow has provided an unparalleled opportunity to envision the future by...
Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA
As a Clinical Scholar, I have developed the skills to design and conduct health services research that will improve care...
Cheryl Chun, MA, MS
I want to do more than just care for my patients. I want to create a better health care delivery system for my community.
Sarah Miller, PhD
The interdisciplinary nature of the Scholars in Health Policy Research program allowed me to get the perspective of experts...
Dalton Conley, PhD, MPPA
The research support and freedom provided to me by the Investigator Award allowed me to dive even deeper into the social...
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).