Meet the Scholars
Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MPH
The most intangible outcome of my experience is the most precious...
Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.
SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
David Van Sickle, PhD
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program gave me the training and perspective to see exciting new possibilities...
Wanda Montalvo, RN, MSN, ANP
The Executive Nurse Fellows program is the best professional gift of my career...
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...
Lisa A. Worden
One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
Piia T. Hanson, MSPH
My scholarship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate Program has been an invaluable experience...
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).