Meet the Scholars
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
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...
Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
Mark Siemon, RN-BC, MPH, MSN
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship has provided me with the opportunity to interact and learn from students and scholars.
Hahrie Han, PhD
The Scholars in Health Policy Research program has provided invaluable assistance in expanding my research agenda...
Lisa A. Worden
One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program gave me the confidence that I could do it....
Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.
Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA
As a Clinical Scholar, I have developed the skills to design and conduct health services research that will improve care...
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).