Lamuel Dent at Summer Institute

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. 


Former Health Policy Scholar on C-SPAN

Turney on C-SPAN

Asher Turney, MD, MBA, MSPH, an alumnus of the Health Policy Scholars Program who graduated from the Center’s first cohort in 2011, spoke on Aug. 1, 2014, at an Alliance for Health Care forum titled, “Health Care Behind Bars: A Key to Population Health?” The forum was taped live on C-SPAN. Dr. Turney, along with other corrections officials talked about the challenges in providing health care services to the growing population of inmates.

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Fellows Present Research at ASA Annual Meeting

Five RWJF Health Policy Fellows in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University will present their research at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, taking place Aug. 16-19, 2014.

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National Scholars' Lecture Series Makes Fall Debut

The Center's annual National Scholars' Current Issues in Health Policy Lecture Series will soon make its fall debut starting in Sept. Traditionally slated as a spring semester seminar series, the event's heavy-hitting lineup of speakers will kickoff Sept. 3 and will conclude in April 2015. 

Check out the Fall 2014 lineup here >

Special Announcement

Beginning in 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will develop new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders it supports annually. Read about the Foundation's new directions for leadership programs on