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Meet the Scholars

“I believe that being part of HPRS is important to achieving health equity because we need scholars who not only are training to become experts in their respected fields, but are also leaders—leaders who understand the fundamentals of a dynamic society, working collectively and strategically toward the ultimate goal, a Culture of Health.”
– JAKE RYANN SUMIBCAY

Jake Ryann Sumibcay, DrPH Student, Claremont Graduate University

 

Meet the Scholars

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  1. Health Policy Research Scholars

    TAKING BOLD STEPS TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO

    Meet our current scholars who are collaborating to advance a Culture of Health. These teams are leading innovative, discipline-spanning work across the country and taking bold steps to change the status quo and achieve greater equity in their home communities.

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  2. Gerson Galdamez

    PHD STUDENT,
    GERONTOLOGY

    University of Southern California

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Elder Abuse
    • Health Equity
    • Aging
    Gerson Galdamez

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  3. Arrianna Planey

    PHD STUDENT,
    GEOGRAPHY

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Health Access
    • Audiology
    Arrianna Planey

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  4. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear

    PHD STUDENT,
    SOCIOLOGY/DEMOGRAPHY

    University of Arizona

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Demographics
    • Indigenous Affairs
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Tribal Sovereignty
    Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear

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  5. Bobby Shed

    PHD STUDENT, FINANCE

    University of South Florida

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Social Divesting
    • Real Estate
    • Corporate Governance
    Bobby Shed

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Health Policy Research Scholars is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by The George Washington University.

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Leadership Programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Policy Research Scholars is just one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs offering high-level training and funding for people interested in applying their expertise—no matter what discipline—to help make our country healthier and more equitable.

CULTURE OF HEALTH LEADERS

Collaborate. Innovate. Transform Communities.

Individuals working in every field and profession receive $20,000 per year to advance a Culture of Health—one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

www.cultureofhealth-leaders.org
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LEADERS

Collaborating to Advance Community Change.

Teams of three—two researchers and one community partner—come together to use the power of applied research to strengthen communities, with annual support of $25,000 per person and a one-time research project grant of up to $125,000 for the team.

www.interdisciplinaryresearch-leaders.org
CLINICAL SCHOLARS

Redefine Health in Your Community.

Interdisciplinary teams of clinically active professionals receive an annual fellowship of $35,000 for each team member to support a project the team designs to address a challenging health issue in their community.

www.clinical-scholars.org