Health Policy Scholars

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. 


Princeton scholar Heather Howard kicks off spring lecture series


Heather Howard, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
Princeton University

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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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Darin Gordon's lecture on 'Seismic Shifts in Health Care' featured in The Tennessean 


TennCare Director Darin Gordon paid a visit to the RWJF Center for Health Policy to speak on "Seismic Shifts in Health Care" and how the state is dealing with the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion.

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