The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison is sponsoring a campus-wide competition for Population Health Dissertation Grants for the academic year 2012-2013. One of our primary goals is to expand population health research across campus. Our aim is to encourage dissertations that include components of population health broadly defined, such as addressing the multiple determinants of health (e.g., biological, medical, behavioral, social, economic and environmental) and their important interactions over the life course; examining the measurement, distribution, or experiences of health; or evaluating interventions (at individual, community, or policy levels) for their impact on population health outcomes.
• Eligible students must be enrolled in any UW-Madison Ph.D. program and be working on a topic in the study of health and society. • Although the student does not need to be in dissertator status in order to apply, the proposal must be sufficiently descriptive of the dissertation project, which will generally imply that at least some preliminary or formative work is being undertaken. • International students are eligible