NOTE:  In February 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced its decision to realign its work and resources for the development of new health-focused leadership programs.  As part of implementing this new vision, the Foundation made the difficult decision to “sunset” ten of its Human Capital programs, including the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program.  The scholars who began the program in fall 2014 will be the final cohort.


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 2015-2016:

Deadline: 1/31/2016

Please see the announcement of last year's winner.

Please see our list of past awardees.


Scholars: 12th Cohort (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016)

Our 12th Cohort Scholars are Christy Erving, Daniel Hackman, and Debraj "Raj" Mukherjee.