Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is given to provide recognition and monetary support for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods.
Greyson's dissertation stood out for several reasons, including the strongly supported premise, clearly defined problems statement and well-constructed research methods. In a time of increasing use of the Internet and electronic resources for health information, understanding the use and application of these resources by individuals who are already at risk helps to both identify potential social issues and begin the process of constructing solutions. The dissertation will contribute to ongoing research in information use in health and social issues.