The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin offers a two-year postdoctoral experience designed to meet the following goals:

  1. To provide scholars with an understanding of population health that is broad and integrative
  2. To insure that scholars understand how to translate new population health knowledge into policy and practice
  3. To provide scholars with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to become leaders in the emerging field of population health
  4. To contribute to the understanding of population health concepts at the university, state, national, and global levels.

The Health & Society Scholars program at Wisconsin is housed in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Funding Competitions

Health and Society Research Prize 2013-2014:

Competition now CLOSED.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013-2014 prize for the Best Research in Health & Society at UW-Madison:

Jason M. Fletcher.  2013.  "The Effects of Childhood ADHD on Adult Labor Market Outcomes."  Health Economics 23(2): 153-181.

This award is designed to call attention to scholarship published by faculty and/or academic staff during calendar year 2013 that addresses aspects of population health or health and society, broadly defined, such as addressing the multiple determinants of health (e.g., biological, medical, behavioral, social, economic and environmental) and their important interactions over the life course; examining the measurement, distribution, or experiences of health; or evaluating interventions (at individual, community, or policy levels) for their impact on population health outcomes.  This year's competition saw many impressive nominations that suggest scholarship on health and society topics at UW-Madison is vibrant across the campus.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Fletcher on this accomplishment.

Please see our list of past awardees.


Population Health Dissertation Grant 2014-2015:

Competition now CLOSED.
Please see our list of current and past awardees.


Faculty Course Development Grants on “Expanding Interdisciplinary Course Content on Population Health” 2014-2015:

Deadline: 12/1/2014 at 5 p.m.

Please see our list of current and past awardees.


Scholars: New Cohort

In Fall 2014 we welcomed our 12th Cohort: Christy Erving, Daniel Hackman, and Debraj "Raj" Mukherjee.