B-CU Wins Two HERI Research Awards
Dr. Diana Lee and Dr. Danyell Wilson Will Head to UF This Summer to Research Adolescent Tobacco Use Intervention and Cancer Center Catchment Area Characterization
Dr. Lee will spend time developing an electronic aid to identify adolescents who are at risk for tobacco use. Primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in adolescents have been recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force. However, the number of rigorous studies examining behavioral interventions for adolescent tobacco prevention is limited. Dr. Lee’s team pilot study plans to develop and evaluate an electronic decision aid to screen for susceptibility to risk factors and adapt patient provider communications according to patient values and risk factors. Understanding risk factors can help clinicians identify adolescents who are at high risk of becoming smokers. This new tool will provide a valuable resource that can be adapted broadly in the pediatric primary care setting. Dr. Diana Lee is the Director of the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity at B-CU.
Awardees were selected by the HERI Research Core sub-committee based on: (1) personal statement; (2) potential contribution to health equity research in Florida; and (3) needs (e.g. junior investigators and investigators from Minority Serving Institutions).
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.