2021 Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Healthy Communities Research Initiative Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Mutlaq Albugmi
College of Public Health
Doctoral Candidate in Health Policy and Management
Project:  The Effects of Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors on the Use of Health Services among Non-Citizen Employees in the Private Sector in Saudi Arabia
Amount: $1,900
Dissertation Chair:  Dr. John Hoornbeek

Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
College of Public Health
Doctoral Candidate in Prevention Science
Project: A grounded theory to address improving the implementation of evidence-based substance use prevention interventions
Amount: $2,485
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Peggy Stephens

Amarasooriya Jayawardhana
College of Arts and Sciences
Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Development of Photoactivatable Platinum Therapeutics to Eradicate Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells
Funded: $2,468
Dissertation Chair: Yaorong Zheng

Emily Nelson
College of Public Health
Doctoral Candidate in Health Policy and Management
Project: Whole Child, Whole Classroom: Teachers’ Evaluations of School Environments for Supporting Student Mental Health
Funded: $2,000
Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Deric Kenne

April Ruther
College of Public Health
Doctoral Candidate in Prevention Science
Project: Assessing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model as a Predictor of Obesity among Ohio Middle School Students
Funded: $2,310
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Peggy Stephens

Progress reports will be submitted in May 2022. 

A call for proposals for the HCRI Distinguished Dissertation Awards 2022 will be published during fall semester 2021.