Grad Student Erendira Estrada, Awarded Thesis of the Year for Work in Public Health

June 6, 2018












UC Merced public health graduate student Erendira “Dida” Estrada's master’s thesis, “Development of a participatory health communication intervention: An ecological approach to reducing rural information inequality and health disparities,” was named Thesis of the Year by the Health Communication divisions of the two most prestigious associations in communication — the International Communication Association (ICA) and the National Communication Association (NCA).

“I feel honored and ecstatic to receive this award,” Estrada said. “It is a welcome surprise and verifies that the research I am interested in is important and should be pursued.”

She was honored in Prague last month at the annual meeting of the ICA and will be recognized in November at the NCA annual meeting in Salt Lake City.

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