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“My experience in the HPRS program has significantly enriched my doctoral studies. The programming has given me skills that have helped further my goals of impacting policy change through research, equipped me with the tools I need to connect with different audiences through various mediums, and has connected me to brilliant scholars who I continue to learn from daily.”
– CHIOMA WOKO

Chioma Woko, PhD Student, Health Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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 scholars are leading innovative, discipline-spanning work across the countryand taking bold steps to change the status quo and achieve greater equity in their home communities.

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  2. Andrew Arriaga

    ANDREW S. ARRIAGA

    PHD STUDENT, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

    The University of Texas at Austin

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • LGBTQ+ wellness
    • Race and ethnicity
    • Structural inequalities
    • Health equity

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  3. Jason Ashe

    JASON ASHE

    PHD STUDENT, HUMAN SERVICES PSYCHOLOGY

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Faith/Religion
    • Public, Population, and Community Health
    • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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  4. Anton L.V. Avanceña

    ANTON L.V. AVANCEÑA

    PHD STUDENT, HEALTH SERVICES ORGANIZATION AND POLICY

    University of Michigan

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    • Health Care Value
    • Health Care Quality

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  5. Asia Sade Ivey

    ASIA SADE IVEY

    PHD STUDENT, SOCIOLOGY

    University of California, Davis

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Behavioral and Mental Health
    • Health Care Access
    • Violence and Trauma

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  6. Destiny M.B. Printz Pereira

    DESTINY M.B. PRINTZ PEREIRA

    PHD STUDENT, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    University of Connecticut

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    • Violence and Trauma
    • Behavioral and Mental Health
    • Children and Families

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Health Policy Research Scholars is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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  • Academy Health
  • Harder+Company Community Research

Leadership Programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Policy Research Scholars is just one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs offering high-level training and funding for people interested in applying their expertise—no matter what their 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

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