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From Clinical Psychology to Public Policy: How Dr. Kimberlyn Leary Took Clinical Experience to the White House with the RWJF Health Policy Fellows

By Shannan Lynes | February 14, 2023 | Comments Off on From Clinical Psychology to Public Policy: How Dr. Kimberlyn Leary Took Clinical Experience to the White House with the RWJF Health Policy Fellows

When it comes to the world of federal health policy, there is nothing that compares to being there, in the room where it happens. “Working in Congress is really something that you can only understand being right in it,” said Ann Sheehy, class of 2021-2022 RWJF Health Policy Fellow, right after she wrapped up her placement in the House of Representatives. “I felt like no amount of reading books or taking courses would give me that sense.”

PODCAST: Alumnus discusses health equity and reflects on the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program

By Shannan Lynes | November 7, 2022 | Comments Off on PODCAST: Alumnus discusses health equity and reflects on the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD, recently appeared on a Health Podcast Network Coffee Talk to discuss how to ensure health policy is centered in equity and the role the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program plays in making an impact. During the episode, Tucker-Seeley discusses the current state of inequity in the…

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Offers Insider Access to Life on Capitol Hill

By Shannan Lynes | October 7, 2022 | Comments Off on The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Offers Insider Access to Life on Capitol Hill

When it comes to the world of federal health policy, there is nothing that compares to being there, in the room where it happens. “Working in Congress is really something that you can only understand being right in it,” said Ann Sheehy, class of 2021-2022 RWJF Health Policy Fellow, right after she wrapped up her placement in the House of Representatives. “I felt like no amount of reading books or taking courses would give me that sense.”

“Transformative”: The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Orientation Is a Crash Course in American Health Policy

By Shannan Lynes | September 6, 2022 | Comments Off on “Transformative”: The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Orientation Is a Crash Course in American Health Policy

Brian Williams was at the top of his field as a surgeon and was looking for a way to expand his impact beyond the patients that he cared for every day. “I was at a stage in my career where I just needed a nudge to get to that next level of impact. And I didn’t know how to make that happen or who to talk to, or where I’d get the skills for that,” he said.

Six Health Professionals Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program at the National Academy of Medicine

By Shannan Lynes | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Six Health Professionals Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program at the National Academy of Medicine

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2022-2023 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows.  Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. The fellows were…