Lerner Chair, Shannon Monnat, wins Prestigious Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and Associate Professor of Sociology, was recently presented with a Thought Leadership Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program ( This award is intended to recognize a scholar who has made outstanding accomplishments in research outreach and communications. Dr. Monnat was recognized for her substantial activities in translating research to public and policy audiences, including through public research briefs, op-eds, media communications, public presentations, and congressional briefings.