Meet the Scholars
Piia T. Hanson, MSPH
My scholarship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate Program has been an invaluable experience...
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
Sarah Szanton, PhD, NP
As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, I learned to leverage my work through leadership training, media training, and academic channels.
Gabriel Sanchez, PhD
Student participation in the RWJF Center for Health Policy enables them to direct their education toward public service in...
Joanne Iritani, MN, RN
As an Executive Nurse Fellow, I was exposed to differing health care approaches, starting with the integration of service...
Marie L. Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN
The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM engages nursing scholars to become distinguished leaders...
Jonathan B. Jaffery, MD, MS
My year working for the Senate Finance Committee as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow was life-altering...
Malo André Hutson, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program exposed me to innovative, multidisciplinary research...
Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MPH
The most intangible outcome of my experience is the most precious...
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).