Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars

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 grant supports two Health and Society (HSS) scholars in the tenth cohort, as well as the infrastructure, intellectual activities, and research and policy opportunities that will provide training for these future leaders in population health. Over its first decade, the HSS Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) accomplished major goals in population health scholarship. The scholars are provided intensive mentoring and training opportunities and participated in fertile research collaborations at the site. The site's mission to nurture the field of population health on and beyond the campus has been highly productive, supported by innovative investments of the Research and Training funds. The HSS Program at UW-Madison is a main force behind enhanced population health research and knowledge transfer on and beyond the campus through the seminar and professional development curriculum for scholars, grant-making initiatives in population health teaching and research, and cross-campus symposia. The Scholars have exciting, productive mentoring and collaborative opportunities with UW-Madison faculty as well as individuals working in the realms of public- and private-sector policymaking. The program has enabled an impressive network of faculty collaborators from many schools, departments, centers, and institutes across the large campus.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,108,137.00

Awarded on: 7/18/2012

Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014

Grant Number: 70280


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


David A. Kindig
Project Director


John Mullahy
Project Director


Stephanie A. Robert
Project Director