During the Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (SOPHE) Annual Conference this week, the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education (FAHE) will confer the Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship to Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington student Ryan G. Erbe. A doctoral candidate within the school, Erbe is studying school health education and human development.
The Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship is one of more than 30 awards and scholarships to health education researchers, faculty, programs, practitioners and students being presented during SOPHE’s 68th annual conference in Denver this week. The awards and scholarships recognize significant advancements in the profession of health education and health promotion and outstanding contributions of veterans and rising stars to improving the health of the public.
The scholarship earned by Erbe is the most distinguished school health student award in the U.S., and recognizes doctoral students for their academic achievement, their potential for impacting child health, and their professional goals.
Erbe earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Ithaca College and a Master of Science degree in Health Science and School Health from Ball State University. He will complete his Ph.D. in Health Behavior in May and plans to then work for the New York City Church of Christ.