AcademyHealth Staff with 2023 Diversity Scholars.

The Diversity Scholars Program application period for the 2024 ARM is now closed.

The AcademyHealth Diversity Scholars Program provides registration support for up to ten scholars to attend the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). The goal of the Program is to support the professional development of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups in the field of health services research (HSR). Mentoring is a core component of the Program.

There is a special slot in the Diversity Scholars Program specifically for Nursing! Find more information about the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship here.

Scholarship Information

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current full-time or part-time, graduate-level students; post-doctoral fellows; or clinical fellows.
  • Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group.*
  • Availability to attend the ARM on the specified dates. 
  • U.S. Citizen.**

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants must upload and submit the following materials to the online application system: 

  • A completed online application form, including in the submission:
    • Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Interest (500 words max). The essay should address your personal learning objectives, demonstrated interest in the field of HSR and/or disparities and equity research; and past or current research/work related to HSR. The essay should also show a clear connection between your stated learning objectives and professional goals and your interest in being a diversity scholar. We strongly suggest that you write the essay out in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the form.
  • Supporting documentation, including:
    • If applicable, documentation of student status (e.g. scanned copy of student ID, departmental letter)
    • Signed letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or work supervisor on official letterhead

More Information

*AcademyHealth's definition of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in the field of HSR is based on the NIH definition as the following: African American/Black, American Indian & Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Asian American & Pacific Islander. (NIH) (NSF)

**Due to program requirements, applicants who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply.

If you need additional assistance for scholarship related questions, please contact us here.

2024 Diversity Scholars

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Jordyn A. Brown, M.P.H.

Doctoral Student - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jordyn Brown is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and a T32 predoctoral fellow in the Cancer Care Quality Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read Bio

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John A. Fuller

Ph.D. Candidate - Emory University

John A. Fuller is distinguished as a Centennial Scholar and George W. Woodruff Fellow at Emory University. Read Bio

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Sirena Gutierrez, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of California San Francisco

Sirena Gutierrez is a Ph.D. candidate in Epidemiology and Translational Science at the University of California San Francisco. Read Bio

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Lucero Paredes, M.D.

General Surgery Resident - Maine Medical Center

Lucero Paredes is a general surgery resident at Maine Medical Center, with research interests in firearm violence, social determinants of health, and surgical equity. Read Bio

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Nicole Quinones, M.P.H.

Doctoral Student - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Nicole is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how structural inequities arise through health policy and impact abortion and other reproductive health care access as well as the historical and contemporary role of midwives in birth and abortion care in the United States. Read Bio

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Rachel Rosales, M.P.H.

Doctoral Student - Brown University School of Public Health

Rachel Rosales, M.P.H., is a doctoral student in Health Services Research at Brown University School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Sharmily Roy, M.P.H., CHES, C.P.H.

Doctoral Candidate - University of Texas Health Science Center

Sharmily Roy is a doctoral candidate in the Management, Policy and Community Health department in the Health Economics/Health Services Research track. Read Bio

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Mario Venegas, Ph.D.

Health Services Research Fellow - Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety

Dr. Mario Venegas is a Health Services Research Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt) in Houston, TX and a National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans (NCHAV) Fellow. Read Bio


Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholar
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Shontaya Carrico, M.S.N., APRN, ACNS-BC, CPHQ

Ph.D. Student - University of California, Davis

Shontaya Carrico is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis, specializing in Nursing Science and Healthcare Leadership with an emphasis in African American Studies. Read Bio