Corey Michelson, Kinesiology, won first place in the undergraduate category

April 11, 2017

On April 6, 2017, the School of Public Health hosted around 400 attendees at the fifth annual Public Health Research @ Maryland day.

More than one hundred researchers from schools and colleges at University of Maryland campuses submitted posters that represented a wide range of public health issues. Undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level presenters received awards.



Undergraduate Winners

1st Place: Corey Michelson, Kinesiology

Title: The Effects of Acute Exercise on Executive Function in Older Adults

The study examines the protective effects of exercise on cognitive decreases associated with aging, as well as exercise’s potential to enhance cognitive performance and executive functions.

Undergraduate honorable mentions: Rachel Knobel, Abigail Myers, Maria Ayoub

Master’s Student Winners

1st place: Melissa DeSantiago, MIAEH

Title: Bridging the Gap: Raising Environmental Health Awareness Among Spanish-Speaking Childcare Providers to Reduce Children’s Exposures to Indoor Environmental Contaminants in Child Care Settings

The objective of this study is foster awareness of environmental hazards in childcare settings, particularly in low-income, Spanish-speaking communities. The project supports the expansion of Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC), a training program to Spanish-speaking child care professionals.

Master’s honorable mentions: Constance Raab, Khondakar Bhaskhar, Elizabeth Bell


Doctoral Student Winners

1st Place: Dina Huang, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Title: Outdoor and Indoor Play Predictors in Washington DC Metropolitan Children

This research examines demographics as predictors of children’s physical activity.


Doctoral honorable mentions: Zahra Saboori, Ashley Pantaleao, Priscilla Novak



Related Links

Public Health Research @ Maryland 2017: Action for Health Equity

PHR@M Highlights on Storify

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