Meet the Scholars
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...
Gabriel Sanchez, PhD
Student participation in the RWJF Center for Health Policy enables them to direct their education toward public service in...
Through this 10-week experience, I have been blessed to present my research in many forums, meet the people whose research...
Adejoke Ayoola, PhD, RN
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program is equipping me with the skills I need to be a good nursing educator, an effective leader…
Sabrina McCormick, PhD, MA
As a Health & Society Scholar, I was able not only to ‘think big thoughts,’ but also to see how...
Rashawn Ray, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
Jill Quadagno, PhD
The Investigator Award in Health Policy Research allowed me to pursue my research interest in the history of health reform efforts.
Helena Dagadu, MPH
Health policy research is my passion—and my path to solutions.
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program gave me the confidence that I could do it....
Lon Newman, MS
Having a collegial relationship with other Community Health Leaders award recipients has provided me with a working 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).