Our Staff

Direction and technical assistance for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program are provided by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which serves as the national program office (NPO).

Responsible staff members at the NPO are:

Marie Michnich, DrPH, director
Marie Michnich, DrPH
Yumi Phillips, Deputy Director
Yumi Phillips
Deputy Director

Established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), the NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond.  It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community.  Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors.  The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  For more information, visit www.nam.edu.  Follow the NAM on Twitter at @theNAMedicine or on Facebook at facebook.com/NAMedicine.


About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans.  Their efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it’s delivered, how it’s paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. For more than 40 years RWJF has worked to improve health and health care.  They are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.  For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.  Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

Responsible staff members at the RWJF are:

  • Kimberly Elliott, director of policy outreach
  • Jan Mihalow, program financial analyst

Key Information

Placements of the 2016-2017 Fellows

The national program office is pleased to announce the placements of the 2016-2017 RWJF Health Policy Fellows! View their placements.