2015 SDSU Student Research Symposium

On March 7th,  over 400 students participated in SDSU’s 8th Annual Student Research Symposium (SRS), an event that highlights the research and creative endeavors of our students and their faculty mentors. We had 14 poster presentations and 1 oral presentation by TMP students. Among the many presenters from IBACH were several award winners including:

Dean’s Award for Research and Scholarship‐ College of Health and Human Services

Winner: Emily A Schmied, GSPH, Division of Health Promotion (Doctoral)

Title: Predicting Parent Engagement in Family‐Based Childhood Obesity Programs

Mentor: Dr. Hala Madanat, Health & Human Services


Research Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Winner: Linda Salgin, GSPH, Division of Health Promotion (Masters)

Title: Evaluating the Receptiveness of Harvest of the Month in the Classroom Program Among Key Stakeholders

Mentor: Dr. Heather Corliss, Health & Human Services


Library Research Excellence Award

Winner: Whitney C Oleman, Psychology (Undergraduate)

Co‐Presenters: Jacob Melendez, Danielle Hunt, Stephanie Sanz & Jason Sibal

Title: The Effects of Ambient Sounds vs. Lyrical Music on Attention

Mentor: Claire Murphy, Sciences


Common Theme (Food) Research Award

Winner: Alma Behar

Title: Child eating behaviors, parent feeding practices, and weight perceptions among low-income Latino families

Mentor: Dr. John Elder


Common Theme (Food) Research Award

Winner: Amelie Wagner

Title: Characterizing the small food store environment

Mentor: Dr. Iana Castro