Collaborating to advance health equity

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Meet the Fellows

[Pictured from Left to Right]:
WHITNEY GARNEY, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
ALTON BURTON, Community Outreach Coordinator, The Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
IDETHIA SHEVON HARVEY, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor and Director of the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research, Texas A&M University

Meet the Fellows

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  1. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

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    Taking bold steps to change the status quo

    Meet current 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. Health Care, Colorado

    A NEW VISION FOR HEALTH CARE

    Centering the Leadership and Expertise of Immigrants to Address Social and Structural Barriers to Health in Fort Morgan, Colorado

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    • Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhD, Director, Public Reporting at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care
    • Karen Albright, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology
      at the University of Denver; Affiliated Investigator, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Joe Sammen, MPH, Executive Director, Center for Health Progress
  3. Youth Violence Prevention, California

    PREVENTING YOUTH VIOLENCE AND PROMOTING HEALTH

    Addressing Upstream Factors That Promote Youth Violence

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    • Kristine Madsen, MD, Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley
    • Phillip W. Graham, MPH, DrPH, Director, Center for Justice, Safety and Resilience, RTI International
    • Regina Jackson, President and CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center
  4. Food Systems, Hawai’i

    MALAMA

    Rebuilding Indigenous Food Systems in Rural Native Hawaiian Communities through Backyard Aquaponics

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    • Jane Chung-Do, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Hawai‘i Office of Public Health Studies in the Social and Behavior Health Sciences
    • Ilima Ho-Lastimosa, MSW, Community Coordinator, Waimanalo Learning Center; Director of Operations, Godʻs Country Waimanalo
    • Ted Radovich, PhD, Principle Investigator of the sustainable and organic farming systems laboratory, University of Hawai’i
  5. Addiction Treatment, Arkansas

    Regional Expansion of Treatment for Addiction in Corrections via Telehealth: Project REACH

    Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Telehealth Behavioral Health Care

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    • Ben Udochi, MHR, Assistant Director Probation and Parole Treatment Services, Arkansas Community Correction
    • Femina P. Varghese, PhD, Associate Professor and the Director of Training of the PhD Counseling Psychology Program, University of Central Arkansas
    • Nickolas Zaller, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the University of Minnesota.
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  • Our partners include:
  • Academy Health
  • Isaiah

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS AT THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is just one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership 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, second- and third-year doctoral students from marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines 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 grant funding up to $525,000 to support a project the team designs to address a challenging health issue in their community.

www.clinical-scholars.org

Welcome to our 2019 cohort! 

Our newest fellows bring leadership insights and experiences from communities large and small across the United States.

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