CPHI announces our 2014 Marjorie Bowman under-graduate award winner in Pubilc Health: Robert Hsu
Robert is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying biology in the College of Arts & Sciences and business in Wharton, with an individualized concentration in public health. His life mission is to make the world a healthier place, and at Penn, he’s explored this from various perspectives. Robert was a research assistant at the Center for Health Behavior Research (led by Karen Glanz) for two years and then spent one summer at the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Cambridge University under Theresa Marteau. Currently, he is working on independent projects in soft contact lens care compliance and e-cigarette experimentation. He also provided consulting services to a local community health organization to help it start a social enterprise to provide affordable, healthy food to underserved areas through a food truck. Robert also provides physical activity and health education programming at a local school, the City School at Spruce Hill. Finally, Robert helped start the Healthy Food Truck Initiative, which collaborates with food trucks to promote healthier meals to customers, provide some degree of nutritional information, and host events to educate people on healthier options available from food trucks.
To read more about the Health Food Truck Initiative click here.
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