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. 


Match Day 2015

Scholars learn where they will spend their residencies


Family, friends, classmates, professors and mentors gathered on Fri., March 20, 2015 at the S.S. Kresge Compton Nelson Auditorium, as excitement filled the room, to witness 76 seniors from the School of Medicine learn where they will spend the next four years of their medical careers. Among those being matched were five Health Policy Scholars: Italo BrownSydne FordMovado LongTulani Washington-Plaskett and Christopher Watson.

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Scholars win big during the 59th Annual Meharry Student Research Day


Congratulations to Health Policy Scholars Rian Cho and Tiffany Turner for being awarded third place prizes at the 59th Annual Meharry Student Research Day. Cho placed third for the School of Dentistry, and Turner tied for third place in the School of Graduate Studies and Research Ph.D. category.


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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