Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars


Peter Bearman
Jonathan R. Cole Professor of Sociology; President of the American Assembly
Julien Teitler
Professor of Social Work; Senior Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, School Social Work


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program was designed to build the field of population health by training scholars to investigate the connections among biological, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and develop, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge and interventions based upon integration of these determinants.The Columbia site is designed to foster an intellectual environment for the scholars that juxtaposes different disciplines and points of view and allows cross-talk among research, policy and public health perspectives.