In yet another example of the stellar quality of our faculty at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), Dean’s Eminent Scholar and Associate Professor Nicole Werner in the Department of Health & Wellness Design (HWD) was recognized by the nationally renowned American Psychological Association (APA) for this year’s Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement.
“This honor recognizes that Dr. Werner has made major contributions in applied psychology and engineering on a rocketlike trajectory,” shares Dr. Richard Holden, HWD department chair and fellow Dean’s Eminent Scholar. “She is the model exemplar of our department’s growing ranks of accomplished scholars who are rapidly improving public health by design.”
This award is sponsored by Division 21, which focuses specifically on applied experimental and engineering psychology. This honor spotlights notable achievements made by an esteemed psychologist within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. An example of Dr. Werner’s current career achievements is recently being awarded an NIH/NIA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in partnership with small business CareVirtue to develop out a “Alzheimer’s Family Connection” online community and resource connection tailored to support dementia caregivers in rural settings. Read more here.
“I am honored to be recognized by my colleagues in Division 21," says Dr. Werner. "The success of my research program is truly a team effort, and I am grateful to the many mentors, amazing students past and present, and collaborators who have made this work exciting, challenging, and incredibly rewarding. We will continue to work to impact the field of applied experimental/engineering psychology and to improve the health of family caregivers and the people they care for.”
We warmly applaud Dr. Werner for her accomplishments in so short a period. To read more about how SPH-B students and faculty are making a difference both locally and worldwide, click here.