BSCH Collaboration Award Winner

Published: April 22nd, 2014

Category: Department Life, Student News

ParkerParker Hinson, doctoral student in the BSCH Department under Dr. Moorhouse, recently received the BSCH Collaboration Award. Hinson received the award in recognition of his efforts to build and promote collaborative relationships outside of his discipline and support the overall mission of the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Hinson was the recipient of the last year’s college-wide collaboration grant, along with his co-investigators, Cesar Escobar and Jessica Spigner for their project, “Assessing the Acceptability of a Technology Solution to Improve Management of Mental Health Care for Adolescent and Young Adult Primary Care Patients”.

Specifically, they are conducting a needs assessment to determine if a mobile application would be used by physicians and patients to manage their mental health. The end result will be a prototype mobile application that will be built in accordance with data collected through focus groups and questionnaires.

Hinson has also collaborated with outside colleges including Geography, Health Education and Behavior, and Computer Science Engineering. In addition, he served as a health education consultant for the Alachua and Bradford/Union Departments of Health. Congratulations!