During the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference in Orlando this past July, SNEB partnered with the Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN) to present University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Dr. Heewon Gray with the 2019 SNEB-KSCN Professional Achievement Award.
In 2011 SNEB entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the KSCN. The relationship includes information sharing and SNEB frequently welcomes KSCN members to the annual conference, not only as attendees, but also as providers of educational content. With the reaffirmation of the MOU in 2016, a joint award program is announced honoring an SNEB member with significant professional accomplishments in the field of community nutrition relating to diversity and minority populations in the U.S.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Gray, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been involved in various nutrition intervention projects to reduce obesity prevalence in the U.S. She has been an evaluator, data analyst and project manager for several school-based cluster randomized controlled trials in low-income neighborhoods with predominantly African American or Hispanic populations.
Dr. Gray joined the COPH in 2017 and received a small grant to do more community food assessment in low income, underserved neighborhoods.
She is active within SNEB and contributes to the society by regularly serving as an ad-hoc reviewer. Dr. Gray also frequently collaborates with leaders of the KSCN. She has served as the SNEB liaison to the KSCN for three years, working closely with leadership from both societies.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on February 07