Meet the Scholars
SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
Lisa A. Worden
One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
The exposure that I received as a Community Health Leader increased the visibility of our work at the Cancer Resource...
Sonya A. Grier, PhD, MBA
The Health & Society Scholars program gave me the freedom to think creatively about the social impact of marketing on health.
Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN
Because of my experience as an RWJF Health Policy Fellow, I now understand the networks, processes and vernacular of Capitol Hill.
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…
Rashawn Ray, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...
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).