Ms. Allyson Diggins, a doctoral student in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has received the Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association. The annual competition is sponsored by the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association and is designed to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.
[Photo: Ms. Allyson Diggins]
In addition, Ms. Diggins recently received dissertation awards from the Florida Education Fund and the University of Florida’s Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives. Her dissertation, entitled “Understanding Physical Activity Behavior Among Black Female College Students: An Exploration of the Theory of Planned Behavior and PEN-3 Model,” is situated to inform the future development and implementation of physical activity interventions for black women. She is mentored by Dr. Nicole Ennis, an assistant professor in the department of clinical and health psychology.