Supported by a grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Center for Advancing Health served as national program office for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Health Policy Research Fellowship Program.

In April of 1998, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation established the Kellogg fellowship Program in Health Policy Research. The program created a cadre of health policy researchers with expertise in the area of program evaluation and measurement. Fellowships were awarded to talented minority men and women enrolled in graduate programs in public health, health policy or social policy leading to the doctorate (Ph.D., Dr.PH or Sc.D). The program selected, supported and monitored the performance of pre-doctoral fellows, provided them with financial aid and followed them over the course of at least five years. A distinguished advisory committee, chaired by H. Jack Geiger, M.D., Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York Medical School, was responsible for overall guidance and program evaluation.

The Kellogg Fellows Program has supported 30 doctoral students enrolled at seven participating schools: the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University, the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Harvard School of Public Health, the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the UCLA School of Public Health, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the Rand School.

Program Objectives:

The Program’s objectives included:

  • Selecting of members of underrepresented minority groups who have a demonstrated commitment to addressing the health and health care needs of the underserved, and who are interested in doctorates in health policy research.
  • Facilitating the education of these promising individuals by providing them funding and other support, including mentoring and access to information.
  • Building a network of minority leadership in health policy research
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