Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Duncan received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and spent the first 35 years of his career at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Duncan’s recent work has focused on estimating the role of school-entry skills and behaviors on later school achievement and attainment and the effects of increasing income inequality on schools and children’s life chances.

Director Gabe Sanchez quoted in New York Times

In the February 9, 2015 New York Times article, Climate Is Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal, RWJF Center for Health Policy Gabe Sanchez was quoted on the subject of Hispanic stereotypes on environmental issues. Read the article here.

Success! Andrea Lopez Receives Doctorate Degree in Anthropology

Andrea López, RWJF PhD Fellow, successfully defended her dissertation, The Paradoxes of Poverty: Gendered Ideologies of Intervention in the “compassionate city” of San Francisco, on September 4, 2014, and graduated on December 12. Congratulations, Dr. López!

Interdisciplinary Advocacy for Low Income, High-Risk Families

Interdisciplinary Advocacy for Low Income, High-Risk Families

Jessica Goodkind
McCune Foundation
02/16/2013 – 02/28/2015

Improving Health Outcomes among Native Americans with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

This project is a secondary analysis of a data extracted from Indian Health Service (IHS) and Tribal health data systems.  The project has three Specific Aims: 

Addressing Social Determinants to Reduce Refugee Mental Health Disparities

The goal of this study is to test an ecological/empowerment approach to reducing mental health disparities among socioeconomically disadvantaged Central African and Iraqi refugee adults by examining the effectiveness of a community-based advocacy, learning, and social support intervention (Refugee Well-being Project, RWP) that addresses social determinants of mental health and incorporates an evidence-based trauma treatment (Narrative Exposure Therapy, NET) for refugees with PTSD.

Gabe Sanchez named RWJ Foundation Center for Health Policy Executive Director

Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced that Gabriel R. Sanchez has been named executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. Sanchez is an associate professor of political science at UNM and has served as the interim director of the RWJF Center over the past year.
Established in 2007, the RWJF Center for Health Policy is a physical, educational and cultural home for promising health policy scholars and researchers from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds.