“I was really honored” to get the Mayhew Derryberry Award, Cohen said in a UK news release. “While there might be other people who produce more scholarly articles or reports, I like to think that my research has a large impact and that my work in communications specifically can extend the reach and effectiveness of health promotion and health communication activities. I think this award was really recognition of that.”
Cohen has worked for 13 years in health-communication research, specifically focusing on cancer prevention and control. She received the award, named for the dedicated public health service officer Mayhew Derryberry, earlier this month at the Public Health Education and Health Promotion awards luncheon in Denver.
“Without those collaborations, really there would be no recognition," she said. "I’ve had the good fortune to work with excellent researchers in health and medicine who are interested in moving the needle on their impact from a communication perspective."