The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides training in health policy and community-relevant research to outstanding physicians who are committed to improving health and health care in the United States. Penn Clinical Scholars become highly capable health services researchers and leaders in the transformation of health care, both by developing research that is highly relevant to the broader community and by translating research findings into action.
Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MD (Cardiology) is a 2nd year UPenn Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar who is pursing research designed to improve the health and healthcare of African American Women with heart disease. Dr Nkonde-Price is conducting a study of women enrolled in the VIRGO study that seeks to highlight the patient and community level factors that influence outcomes in women recovering from MI. She is also the principal investigator on a community based qualitative study, “Using storytelling and digital technology to understand and promote ideal cardiovascular health: The ChangeMySteps Project." Read more about Dr. Nkonde-Price and her work below.
Working in partnership with Covenant House Pennsylvania this past summer, the 2012-2014 UPenn Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars set out to develop a life skills curriculum for homeless youth. Read more about their findings and recommendations below.
Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MS (Emergency Medicine) is an alumnus of the UPenn Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar program (2008-2010) and is now a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and a frequent contributor to discussions on public health, both in peer-reviewed journals and online forums like Time.com. Read more about Dr. Meisel and his work below.