The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation's capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:
1. investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and
2. develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.
To be eligible, scholars must:
-have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program (August or September 2012) in one of a variety of fields including, but not limited to, the behavioral and social sciences, the biological and natural sciences, health professions, public policy, public health, history, demography, environmental sciences, urban planning, engineering and ethics;
-have significant research experience;
-connect their research interests to substantive population health concerns; and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories.
September 30, 2011 (5 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of online applications. For complete information, visit: