Program Sites

Grants were made to the three participating universities in accordance with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s regular funding guidelines. Under the program the universities provided Scholars with stipends, health insurance, expenses associated with the move to their fellowship site, and funds for a computer. Limited financial support also was available at each university for expenses associated with Scholar research, including travel. A flexible curriculum was implemented at each university to meet the educational needs and research interests of individual Scholars.

The Scholars Program at Harvard University took advantage of the University's large and distinguished faculty and its numerous research centers. Faculty from the Departments of Economics, Government, and Sociology as well as the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School were involved with the program. The program also capitalized on the research ties between the social science faculty of the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the teaching hospitals of...

The University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and San Francisco (UCSF) campuses are renowned for the quality of their teaching and research programs.  Seven different units on the Berkeley and San Francisco campuses sponsored the Scholars Program: the UCB Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology; the UCB Richard and...

The Program at The University of Michigan took advantage of the University's eminent faculty and unique research centers. The University's outstanding Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Public Policy had a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and training in the social, economic, and political aspects of health. In addition, the Institute for Social Research provided major research opportunities for the Scholars through national, longitudinal surveys such as the Health...

The guiding principle of the Scholars Program at Yale University was that health policy is broader than medical care policy, and that medical care policy itself is influenced by a wide range of social and economic conditions. The Program explored the full range of factors that influence health and health care policy, including the health status of the public, the structure of medicine and medical organizations, the social norms that legitimize particular government policies, and the array of...