For the 2016 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars who are interested in health policy research and from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Health Policy Research Scholars will be completed concurrently with the doctoral program and is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program.
The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from multiple (nonclinical, research-focused) disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of social sciences (e.g., urban planning, health, economics, ethnography, education, social work, etc.) who are training to be researchers.