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Student & Alumni Achievements

IUPUI Student Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Development Program

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is excited to announce that Mr. Kevin Wiley, Jr., health policy and management PhD student, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs, designed to equip leaders across the country—in every sector and field—to collaborate, break down silos, and use their influence to make communities healthier and more equitable.

Specifically, Mr. Wiley was selected for the Health Policy Research Scholars program. Designed for second-year doctoral students from underrepresented populations and disadvantaged backgrounds, this program helps researchers from all fields—from economics to epidemiology—apply their work to policies that advance equity and health while building a diverse field of leaders who reflect our changing national demographics. The four- to five-year program provides participants with an annual stipend of up to $30,000.

As a member of the program’s newest cohort, Mr. Wiley will focus on telehealth policy, addressing social determinants using informatics tools, and data quality. Upon graduating, he plans to teach and conduct independent health policy and informatics research in an academic setting.

Through this program, Mr. Wiley will also:

Mr. Wiley’s primary mentor for this program is Dr. Joshua Vest, associate professor of health policy and management, along with co-mentor Dr. Chris Harle, associate professor of health policy and management.

To learn more about Health Policy Research Scholars and RWJF’s other leadership development programs, and to meet other participants, visit