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Juhan Lee (John Lee) was selected as an honorable mention poster awardee at the 2020 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) meeting.

Juhan Lee (John Lee), a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, was selected as a honorable mention poster awardee (one of the top 5 posters) at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) meeting. This work used US population dataset and examined the underlying mechanisms across flavored cigarette use at the first time of smoking, experienced pleasant sensation, positive tobacco expectancy and current/future cigarette smoking among US adolescents. This study highlighted information for youth tobacco prevention programs and call for actions for tobacco regulatory agencies on flavored cigarettes (e.g., menthols). This study is highlighted as "on-demand" work during the 2020 SPR meeting.

Juhan Lee (John) received the Early Career Investigators Travel Award at the 2020 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting.

Juhan Lee (John) received the 2020 travel award for early career investigators at 2020 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting. Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 CPDD annual meeting will be held virtually from June 22-24, 2020. He will present the work, titled "Co-use of e-cigarettes and other substances among US young adults." mentored by Drs. JeeWon Cheong (Department of Health Education & Behavior) and Catherine W. Striley (Department of Epidemiology). The travel awardees will be announced during the digital conference, and his research presentations will be highlighted during the meeting. 

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HEB Senior Joins UF 2020 Hall of Fame

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Ph.D. Student Tyler James Receives R36 Grant From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Tyler G. James, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, has been awarded an R36 Health Services Research Dissertation Award through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The dissertation award will fund a one-and-a-half year-long mixed methods study to develop a conceptual model of emergency department use among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. The study includes data from UFHealth Gainesville and interviews with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients, and emergency providers. The study’s primary objective is to create a model that can be used to identify research and intervention targets to improve healthcare quality for deaf and hard-of-hearing adults.

Tyler is a Certified Health Education Specialist and two-time graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in Psychology and Health Education. His research goal is to improve healthcare access and delivery for deaf and hard-of-hearing people through community-engaged and community-based participatory research. His dissertation committee includes experts in health behavior research, and quantitative and mixed methods and his research is further strengthened by a diverse community advisory group of deaf and hard-of-hearing people from north central Florida.

PhD Student John Lee recipient of Certificate of Excellence

John Lee, 4th year PhD student in Health Education and Behavior, received the Certificate of Excellence during the 2019 UF International Student Achievement Award Ceremony. This award honors the top international students whose visa is sponsored by the University of Florida International Center. 

John Lee is currently mentored by Dr. JeeWon Cheong in statistical methodologies in pattern of tobacco use/smoking cessation among (1) adolescents/young adults; (2) individuals with cancer; and (3) individuals in addiction treatment setting.