The AcademyHealth Diversity Scholars Program provides registration support for up to eight scholars to attend the virtual 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. 

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 virtual ARM on the specified dates. 
  • U.S. Citizen.

Application Instructions:

This year's application cycle is closed.

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 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 attending the ARM. 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

2021 Diversity Scholars

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Angel Boulware, B.A.

Research Assistant - Pritzker School of Medicine

Angel Boulware is an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods researcher concentrating on health, vulnerability, and culture. Read Bio

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Sabree Burbage, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Real World Evidence, Population Health and Quality Research - University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy

Sabree Burbage, Pharm.D., M.P.H. is a postdoctoral fellow in real world evidence, population health and quality research with Janssen Scientific Affairs, in partnership with the University of North Carolina and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. Read Bio

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Tamera D. Hughes, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy

Tamera Hughes is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working on a CDC-funded grant that integrates pharmacists into a new collaborative care model. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Jovita Murillo-León, M.A., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Community Researcher - Charles Drew University

Dr. Jovita Murillo-León is a community researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the department of Preventative and Social Medicine at Charles Drew University. Read Bio

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Mónica Pérez Jolles, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor - University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dr. Mónica Pérez Jolles is a health service and implementation scientist and an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. Read Bio

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Luis A. Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Dr. Luis Rodriguez is a Translational Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Read Bio

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Mignote Yilma, M.D.

General Surgery Resident - University of California San Francisco

Dr. Mignote Yilma is a first-generation college graduate, currently finishing her third year of surgical training at the University of California San Francisco. Read Bio

More Information

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

*AcademyHealth defines underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in the field of HSR as the following groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders. This definition is consistent with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).