Meet the Scholars
Malo André Hutson, PhD
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program exposed me to innovative, multidisciplinary research...
Marie L. Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN
The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM engages nursing scholars to become distinguished leaders...
Laura Lopez-Sanders, PhD, MA, MEd
As a member of a vibrant intellectual community of current and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in...
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...
Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD
I can’t think of any other single experience during college that had more to do with getting me to where I am today.
Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MPH
The most intangible outcome of my experience is the most precious...
Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...
Kynna Wright-Volel, PhD, RN, MPH
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program has granted me the opportunity to gain additional skills...
Beatrix Hoffman, PhD
The Investigator Award transformed my career. It enabled me to conduct historical research at dozens of archives around the country...
Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD
I knew that the generous support of the Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program would help me...
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).