Student Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) Fellowship
Congratulations to Larry (Leo) Davis, 2022-2026 recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) Fellowship. The HPRS program is a nationally selective program that supports students who use multidisciplinary methods to address societal health disparities. The fellowship program is housed at Johns Hopkins University: Bloomberg School of Public Health and is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HPRS Fellows are selected from a competitive pool of applicants who are entering their second year of doctoral study and hail from a variety of disciplines. According to the HPRS website, “The goal of the program is to train doctoral students to use their discipline-based research training to advance health equity to build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone to live longer, healthier lives.”
A second-year PhD student in the School of Social Work, Leo will use the HPRS Fellowship to study the systemic impact that mass incarceration of Black fathers has on family and community members, focusing on the trauma that may result from having a loved one confined in the carceral space. He intends to identify the social ramifications of mass incarceration and leverage alternative solutions to improve health and social outcomes.