welcome to the RWJF Center for health policy AT MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is strategically housed at one of the nation's oldest and largest, private historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, public health professionals and health policy experts. Since its inception in 2009, the RWJF Center for Health Policy has been committed to providing leadership in health policy education, training and research to doctoral, medical, dental and graduate students. Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, the Center fully supports minority doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology, political science and economics. We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our various programming and events. 


Health Policy Fellow Courtney Thomas Accepts New Positions

thomasWe are excited to announce that Courtney Thomas, a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology program at Vanderbilt has accepted a teaching position at the University of Kentucky. Upon her graduation from Vanderbilt this May, she'll be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American and Africana Studies in the fall. In addition, Thomas has been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow next year! Congratulations, Ms. Thomas!

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Dates announced for the 2015 Summer Institute on 

Health Policy


Mark your calendars for the 2015 Summer Institute on Health Policy,June 15 – 26, 2015 hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Health Policy Scholar Christopher Watson Heads to Ghana as GE-National Medical Fellow

watsonFourth-year medical student and Health Policy Scholar, Christopher Watson, is headed to Ghana for two months to serve acutely ill patients in the western African nation. Watson has been selected as a fellow for the 2015 GE-NMF Global Health Fellows Program and awarded a $5,000 scholarship made possible by the GE Foundation.

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Center announces new National Advisory Board members











The RWJF Center for Health Policy has announced five new members to serve on its National Advisory Board. The National Advisory Board convened for its annual board meeting Dec. 3, 2014 in Nashville at the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education at Meharry Medical College. Comprised of the nation’s leading experts in health and health policy, the Center’s National Advisory Board provides advice, guidance and counsel in the development and implementation of the strategic plan, assistance in identifying opportunities for furthering the Center's development and sustainability and support to Center’s affiliated fellows, scholars, faculty and staff.  The newcomers will join current members, Thomas Laveist, Ph.D. (chairman), James Blumstein, MA, LLBLisa Dubay, Ph.D.William Frist, M.D.Darrell Gaskin, Ph.D., and Paula McClain, Ph.D., to complete the 11-member body. 

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