Meet the Scholars
Yamalis Diaz, PhD
I had never entertained the idea of pursuing a PhD prior to Project L/EARN, but today, I can't imagine doing anything else!
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA
As a Clinical Scholar, I have developed the skills to design and conduct health services research that will improve care...
Kynna Wright-Volel, PhD, RN, MPH
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program has granted me the opportunity to gain additional skills...
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD
What an amazing gift to be included in such a wonderfully talented group of junior faculty from across the country engaged in...
Allison Aiello, PhD, MS
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program allowed me to develop a strong...
Piia T. Hanson, MSPH
My scholarship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate Program has been an invaluable experience...
Vanessa Grubbs, MD, MPH
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program has allowed me to launch my research program and exposes me to a wide network…
Hahrie Han, PhD
The Scholars in Health Policy Research program has provided invaluable assistance in expanding my research agenda...
Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
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).