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Bill of health

Department of Psychology professor Sherecce Fields will participate in a consortium to address the economic burden of overcoming diabetes and heart disease.

Sherecce Fields, a Rothrock fellow with the College of Liberal Arts, will participate in a Texas A&M University System-led consortium to address the challenge of overcoming the economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underprivileged communities.

The consortium has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant focused on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP). Fields will use her expertise to address the biggest barrier to chronic disease management – using technology to change human behavior.

“The ERC is the most significant NSF research grant an institution can receive in engineering and is a tremendous endorsement of the quality research being conducted within the Texas A&M System’s engineering program,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “This program is dedicated to helping underserved populations in rural and urban areas achieve greater access to health enhancing technologies and systems that aligns perfectly with our values as a land-grant institution.”

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