The Richard J. Jackson Designing Healthy Communities Fellowship was established in 2018 to support promising graduate students to conduct projects and fieldwork on the built environment. Three fellows will be chosen in the spring quarter, 2019.
Throughout his career, Dr. Richard J. Jackson has inspired and revolutionized public health and student's lives, from his time as Director at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to his nine-year tenure at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health beginning in 2009. His environmental health influence has been wide-ranging: from establishing the California Registries of Birth Defects and Cancer to driving legislation to create the Pesticides Use Reporting (PUR) law, to co-authoring the first public health book to examine the health effects of urban design.
In honor of Dr. Jackson's outstanding leadership and in recognition of the many environmental health champions to come, we are proud to announce the Richard J. Jackson Designing Healthy Communities Fellowship.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) invites applications from promising UCLA graduate students who need support to further their fieldwork or project-work on the built environment. The research may be conducted in collaboration with a UCLA faculty member, government agency, private sector or community group, so long as the work functions at the intersection of health and the environment.
The Department will use the criteria below to select fellows. Applications and all supporting documentation are due to Adelin Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Full Name]: RJJ DHC application" by Friday, March 15, 2019.
The student should explicitly address the following information in their application essay:
Final Report and Presentation
Each fellow must produce a final project report (single-spaced, 2 pages maximum) due to Adelin Lo at email@example.com with the subject line “[full name]: RJJ DHC final report” by Monday, October 14, 2019. The fellows may be invited to present their findings during a future EHS/COEH student showcase.
The final report should include:
a) Project summary
b) Research methods
e) Challenges in meeting project goals
f) Lessons learned and how they will be applied to the student’s future trajectory
Each fellow is encouraged to submit an abstract or poster describing their project to a professional conference. Each year, one fellow will be awarded travel funds to present their findings and experience as a recipient of the Richard J. Jackson Designing Health Communities Fellowship Award in Washington D.C.
Criteria for the Fellowship