Our Staff

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

Responsible staff members at the NPO are:

  • Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, director
  • Yumi Phillips, deputy director
  • Elle Law, program coordinator
  • Andrew Cheng, administrative and financial specialist
Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Yumi Phillips, Deputy Director
Yumi Phillips
Deputy Director


Elle Law
Program Coordinator
Andrew Cheng 
Administrative and Financial Specialist










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 RWJF

For more than 45 years the RWJF has worked to improve health and health care. RWJF is working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. 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.

Sign up to receive email alerts on upcoming calls for proposals at www.rwjf.org/manage-your-subscriptions.html.

Responsible staff members at the RWJF are:

  • Kimberly Elliott, director of public policy
  • Lola Derosier, program financial assistant

Key Information

2020-21 Call for Applications (CFA) Now Open

The 2020-21 Call for Applications (CFA) is open from September 6 – November 6 at 3:00 PM ET. View the 2020-21 CFA