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Dr. Schoenberg’s research involves addressing health inequities, particularly among rural residents and other underserved populations, using community-based participatory research strategies, intervention trials, and mixed method designs.
2017 has been another active year for Dr. Schoenberg’s research, administration, and service. In August, Dr. Schoenberg, UK scientists, and her “Faith Moves Mountains” community-based research team received a five-year NIH grant to test several approaches to improve Type 2 Diabetes outcomes (“Community to clinic navigation to improve diabetes outcomes.” R01 DK112136). Dr. Schoenberg and her collaborator, Dr. Mark Swanson (Department of Health, Behavior, & Society) continue to address dietary intake among Appalachian children through their 5 year NIH-sponsored project, “Appalachians Together Restoring the Eating Environment (Appal-TREE): Advancing sustainable CBPR interventions to improve healthy diet in rural Appalachian children” (U01 MD010556). Dr. Schoenberg also serves as MPI on a 5-year project (R01ES024771) with collaborator Dr. Steven Browning (Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health) for their project “Community-engaged research & action to reduce respiratory disease in Appalachia” to examine respiratory health disparities among adults in Eastern Kentucky. Additionally, Dr. Schoenberg and her team have completed data collection for “Grandfamilies in Gardens,” (Retirement Research Foundation #2014-211) designed to reduce food insecurity, improve diet and physical activity, and address stress in the intergenerational relationship. Dr. Schoenberg serves as co-investigator on an additional six projects.
Dr. Schoenberg and her colleagues have been actively publishing and presenting their data publishing eleven manuscripts, has another four articles in press, and made seven national and international presentations. Dr. Schoenberg serves as mentor to numerous talented junior colleagues and currently serves on seven graduate student committees.
Dr. Schoenberg’s service work involves providing research consultation and grant review for a variety of national and international governments and universities; serving on four journal editorial boards, serving as a member of the Publications Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology, and serving on the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s workgroup on “Eliminating Cardiovascular disparities through Community Engaged Research.” Within the University of Kentucky, Dr. Schoenberg is a member of the Executive Committee for the Markey Cancer Center Cancer’s Prevention and Control Program; serves on the Internal Advisory Board for the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; is Co-Chair, Diabetes and Obesity Research Initiative; and is a member of Board of Directors, University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Dr. Schoenberg was selected to serve a four-year term (2017-2021) as a standing NIH study section member for the “Community Influences on Health Behavior” Integrated Review Group. She currently serves as the co-director of the Community Engagement Core for the University of Kentucky’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Schoenberg served as Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health, supporting an annual research portfolio of $53 million, from 2014-2017.