Ariel Hart, Health Policy Research Scholar

We are proud to announce that Ariel Hart, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs connect changemakers across the country—from every profession and field—to learn from and work with one another in creating more just and thriving communities.

Specifically, Ariel was selected for Health Policy Research Scholars. Designed for doctoral students from historically marginalized backgrounds and populations underrepresented in specific disciplines, Health Policy Research Scholars helps researchers from all fields apply their work to policies that advance equity and health while building a diverse field of leaders who reflect our changing national demographics. 

As a member of the program’s newest cohort, Ariel will focus on maternal mortality and black feminist birthing movements.

To learn more about Health Policy Research Scholars and RWJF’s other leadership programs, and to meet other participants, visit


Ariel Hart

PhD3, 2020-2021
Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles