BSCH Students Present at Florida Society of Social Sciences Conference
Doctoral student Esther Piervil presented research at the Florida Society of Social Sciences, 10th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences on Saturday 3/21/2015. The conference, themed “Building Bridges: Collaborating Across Disciplines” was held at Hough Hall at the University of Florida.
Esther’s work was a collaboration with fellow BSCH doctoral student Karishma Chhabria and Professor Mark Hart on a project with Peace4Tarpon. Peace4Tarpon is a unique volunteer-led community enterprise that works to address the underlying causes and associated consequences of trauma in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Esther’s project seeks to evaluate the current model’s potential for expansion and replication. While data collection and analysis are ongoing, preliminary explorations indicate that the model being implemented by Peace4Tarpon has great potential for long-term sustainable outcomes leading to improvements in health and the built environment, better integration of community services, and improved community engagement.
Doctoral candidate Parker Hinson also had research presented at the event – a cross-discipline project with Clinical and Health Psychology student Jessica Spigner and Health Services Research, Management & Policy student Cesar Escobar-Viera. Their project was an evaluation of current mental health applications offered by the Apple and Google app stores, which was awarded third place in the student award showcase.
Congratulations to all the presenters!