Technical assistance and direction for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program was designed to build the field of population health by training scholars to investigate the connections among biological, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and develop, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge and interventions based upon integration of these determinants.This project provides technical assistance and direction for the Health & Society Scholars Program. The funds will support: (1) managing the application review and selection process for the scholars; (2) monitoring program development at the six sites; (3) planning and conducting the program's annual meeting; (4) refining an integrated database to analyze applicants over the lifetime of the program; (5) marketing and communications efforts to recruit candidates from a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds and demographics; (6) implementing a newly designed Web site that enhances exchange of valued information and facilitates networked collaboration; (7) developing an intra-program alumni network and tracking system; (8) promoting interdisciplinary career paths in academia; (9) increasing cross-site and cross-program collaboration; (10) applying new approaches to leadership and career development of scholars; (11) enhancing the visibility, awareness and prestige of the program; and (12) increasing visibility, awareness and understanding of the contribution of the field of population health including increasing funding opportunities and increasing policy impact of research findings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $800,000.00

Awarded on: 8/11/2009

Time frame: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010

Grant Number: 65220


New York Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, 10029-5202


Jo Ivey Boufford
Project Director


David Vlahov
Project Director