Promoting Undergraduate Research for Health Education Majors
Recorded On: 05/19/2022
By the end of the session, the participants will be able to describe two reasons why research is important for undergraduate health education majors. 4.2.4
By the end of the session, the participants will be able to identify two promotion strategies to get more undergraduate health education majors involved in research. 4.2.4
Erin Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES
University of Nebraska Kearney
Erin Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES has been in the health education field for over 15 years. Dr. Sweeney taught at the middle school level before transitioning to academia, where she has been for the past ten years. She currently teaches health education courses at the University of Nebraska Kearney, teaching both to the general college population and health/PE teacher candidates. Dr. Sweeney has presented at multiple state and national conferences and published in multiple journals, with a focus on high school drug testing, pedagogy, adolescent health, sexuality education, and injury/violence prevention.
Chelsey Hughes, MS, CHES®
Project Manager, Grants
Society for Public Health Education
Chelsey Hughes, MS, CHES® is the Project Manager, Grants at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science in Health Promotion from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She brings several years of experience in school health, health education, and health promotion as she has authored and co-authored health education and promotion programs focused on health, wellness, and nutrition for school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. Hughes oversees the CDC Healthy Schools cooperative agreements as well as several internal committees at SOPHE; SOPHE Awards, Professional Preparation Committee, and the Student Health Edu-Thon Subcommittee.