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.
Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD (Pediatrics) is a 2nd year UPenn Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar who is pursuing research in two areas that are grounded in trying improve care delivery in the 21st century. Dr. Freeman is conducting a pilot study to try to improve the pediatric telephone triage process using videos obtained by parents via mobile phones. She is also the principal investigator on a qualitative study, “Understanding Challenges in the Health Professional Pipeline.” Read more about Dr. Freeman 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.