Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research

The Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (SHPRP) was designed to provide postdoctoral training targeted to the most promising graduates of programs in the three disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research.This project renews support for the SHPRP at Berkeley. Program graduates who have pursued academic careers have returned to their respective disciplinary specialties (economics, sociology or political science); developed new courses on health policy, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels; used multi- and interdisciplinary training to function effectively as members of research teams; and integrated their work with others from different disciplines and backgrounds. Over time, it is expected that some of the program scholars will find their way into policy-making roles at the local, state and federal levels.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $6,627,486.00

Awarded on: 7/25/2006

Time frame: 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2011

Grant Number: 58335


University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

50 University Hall, Suite 7360
Berkeley, 94720-7360


John W. Ellwood
Project Director