Doctoral Student Named a Health Policy Research Scholar

Jan. 18, 2019

Counseling Psychology doctoral student Andrew Arriaga has been named a Health Policy Research Scholar by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the country's largest foundation dedicated to health.

The Health Policy Research Scholars program is a national interdisciplinary leadership development effort aimed at training second-year doctoral students from underrepresented, disadvantaged backrounds in a variety of academic disciplines to apply their research to build healthier and more equitable communities.

Arriaga's research focuses on the psychological, sociocultural, and systemic factors associated with health and wellness disparities and help-seeking behavior in sexual, gender, and ethno-racial minority populations.

He recently traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, to partake in the RWJF’s 2019 Annual Leadership Institute, which focused on bringing together the foundation’s four health leadership programs for dialogues centered on health equity, cross-program networking, and professional development and collaboration opportunities.