Clinical Scholars, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national leadership initiative, is designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.

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Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith

Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith

Dr. Claudia Fernandez

Selected by RWJF in 2015, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill co-designed designed and launched the three-year program in 2016.

Participants are clinically active health care providers spanning a range of disciplines who work together in interprofessional teams, engaging in intensive learning, mentoring, and networking to lead transformative change—centered on health equity—in their communities.

The program is led by Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, clinical associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, professor of social medicine and of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.

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