Collaborating to advance health equity

Applications for the next cohort open early 2018.

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Meet the Fellows

“I am invigorated to be part of a network of academics and community partners united by the potential for collaborative research to create meaningful social change.”

—FARRAH JACQUEZ, PhD

[Pictured Left to Right]

JAMIE-LEE MORRIS, Community Organizer, New Prospect Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

FARRAH JACQUEZ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

MICHAEL TOPMILLER, PhD, Geographer, American Academy of Family Physicians, Cincinnati, Ohio

Meet the Fellows

  1. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

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    Taking bold steps to change the status quo

    Meet the first cohort of Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Fellows who are collaborating to advance health and equity across the country. These fellows are spearheading innovative, sector-spanning work and taking bold steps to disrupt the status quo in their communities.

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  2. Incarceration & health, marion county

    Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration on Indiana’s Children

    Promoting Social, Emotional, Developmental Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood

    Project focus:
    • Childhood health and development
    • Public health
    • Incarceration

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    • Angela Tomlin, PhD
    • Shoshanna Spector, BA
    • Karen Ruprecht, PhD
  3. Public Health, Memphis

    Impacts of Housing Code Enforcement on Health

    Accessing the Impacts of Housing Code Enforcement of Substandard Rental Housing on Health-related Outcomes

    Project focus:
    • Equity
    • Public health
    • Public Housing
    • Public safety
    • Housing code enforcement

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    • Steve Barlow, MA, JD
    • Christina Plerhoples Stacy, MA, PhD
    • Joseph Schilling, JD, BA
  4. Equity in Birth Outcomes, Minnesota

    Equity in Natal Health Care

    A Community-Based, Culturally-Centered Approach to Improving Birth Outcomes

    Project focus:
    • Health equity
    • Prenatal care
    • Culturally-focused health care
    • Institutional and interpersonal racism

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    • Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
    • Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA
    • Rebecca Polston, CPM, LM [Not Pictured]
  5. Public Health, San Francisco

    How housing renovations affect health conditions and care

    Identifying Impacts & Experiences of Renovation, Redevelopment and Health in San Francisco

    project focus:
    • Public housing
    • Public / private partnerships
    • Health service data

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    • Irene Yen, PhD
    • Susan Neufeld, MA
    • Leslie Dubbin, PhD
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the University of Minnesota.
meet our leadership team
  • Our partners include:
  • Academy Health
  • Isaiah
  • LISC

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS AT THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is just one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs offering high-level training and funding for people interested in applying their expertise—no matter what 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
HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH SCHOLARS

Apply Your PhD Research to Build Healthier Communities

Supported by an annual $30,000 stipend, first- or second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds apply their research to build healthier, more equitable communities and diversify the field of future leaders.

www.healthpolicyresearch-scholars.org
CLINICAL SCHOLARS

Redefine Health in Your Community

Interdisciplinary teams of clinically active professionals receive an annual fellowship of $35,000 for each team member to support a project the team designs to address a challenging health issue in their community.

www.clinical-scholars.org