APHA honors Horning with Junior Investigator Award
The American Public Health Association (APHA) awarded its 2019 Junior Investigator Award to Assistant Professor Melissa Horning, PhD, RN, PHN. The Junior Investigator Award is selected through blind review by the association’s research committee and honors an early-career (NIH definition) Public Health Nursing Section member's work since completing a doctoral education.
Horning’s community-based participatory research aims to address social determinants of health – like affordable, healthy food access – that influence health behaviors, nutrition and obesity of individuals and families living in underserved communities. She is currently exploring the role mobile food markets play in addressing healthy food access and reducing health disparities.
The award was presented at the APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia.