The voters have spoken. Of the 10 most influential RWJF-funded research articles of 2008—as determined by the more than 1,400 ballots cast—half are by scholars or investigators in the Human Capital Portfolio.
The list of articles is compiled annually by David C. Colby, vice president for research and evaluation, and presented in RWJF Year in Research. This year, voting was opened for the first time to visitors to the RWJF Web site, Twitter users and e-mail subscribers, who chose the 10 articles from a list of 25 nominees.
The winning studies address a range of pressing health concerns facing Americans, their health-care providers and developers of health policy. Among them are the following authors affiliated with Human Capital programs:
- School Food Environments and Policies in U.S. Public Schools, Robert C. Whitaker, M.D., M.P.H., Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program®
- Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Consumer Activation in Health, Judith Hibbard, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., former National Advisory Council member; Michael W. Painter, J.D., M.D., RWJF Health Policy Fellowships Program alumnus, senior program officer; Debra J. Perez, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A., senior program officer
- Comparison of Change in Quality of Care Between Safety-Net and Non-Safety-Net Hospitals, Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D., teaching faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program®
- Neighborhood Influences on the Association Between Maternal Age and Birthweight, Magdalena Cerda, Dr.P.H., RWJF Health and Society Scholars alumna
- Increasing Caloric Contribution From Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and 100% Fruit Juices Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 1988–2004, Stephen Gortmaker, Ph.D., RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research alumnus
Congratulations to all the authors. For the complete list of the RWJF Year in Research for 2008, including a complete list of authors, click here.