USC PRC Student Wins National Award for Excellence in Research

Danielle Schoffman wins Distinguished Student Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Ms. Danielle Schoffman was presented with the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Student Award for Excellence in Research at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Antonio on April 23, 2015. The Excellence in Research award is presented each year to one or two students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine.

Ms. Schoffman is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the department of health promotion, education, and behavior at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. She was selected for the award based on her dissertation research. In America’s battle against climbing obesity rates and other health complications associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity, Ms. Schoffman’s research offers a possible answer: using mobile technology (e.g., apps and physical monitoring devices) in a family setting to improve healthy behaviors.

To read more about Danielle's research, visit the full story from the ASPPH Friday Letter here.