The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) builds upon the legacy Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program (RWJF CSP). The outcomes of the RWJF CSP – and of the new NCSP – can best be understood through the transformative work being carried out by its graduates in health and health care efforts across the country. Below please find a small sample of the more than 1,300 RWJF CSP alumni currently acting as change agents in the United States and beyond. More to come as our new NCSP alumni follow in their footsteps!
Class of 2013-2015
Vice President for Primary Care
New York City Health + Hospitals
The Clinical Scholars Program taught me how to apply the skills and mentality of health services research to the field of health policy. Since completing the program, I have been honored to hold several leadership roles in healthcare policy and delivery, applying what I learned in the Clinical Scholars program. I am currently the Vice President for Primary Care at New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the country with more than 70 primary care clinic sites. I previously served as Senior Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and as Medical Director for the Rhode Island State Department of Health. The Clinical Scholars program prepared me with the necessary knowledge and context to understand broad aspects of health policy and healthcare systems.
The Scholars program was critical in helping me develop the analytical and leadership skills that have allowed me to excel in the work I do now leading several national programs for the Veterans Health Administration. The Scholars program helped broaden my understanding of health systems as well as refine my understanding of leading change within a large organization.