Maura Dugan joined AcademyHealth in September 2019 as a Research Assistant supporting a number of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantmaking programs.  The RWJF programs she supports include “Health Data for Action,” “Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems,” and “Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care.” Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Maura worked as a Research Assistant at The Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh where she investigated racial disparities in pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes, including postpartum weight retention, cardiometabolic risk, and the interplay of contextual, environmental, behavioral and psychosocial factors. Maura graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Public Health.

Authored by Maura Dugan


Engaging Businesses for Health

AcademyHealth manages the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Engaging Businesses for Health project, which awarded eight research studies in 2017 to build the evidence base for how private-sector investment can help build a Culture of Health—promoting greater well-being and health equity for all.