Dept of Public Health Sciences
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In 1991, Dr. Cheryl Dye was the first faculty member hired into in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Since that time she has taught and conducted research in health promotion and chronic disease self-management, and provided leadership for several initiatives. Dye was a founding member of the American Academy of Health Behavior in 1997 . In 2006, she was appointed Director of the CU Institute for Engaged Aging research center. She served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the S.C. Center for Gerontolo gy from 2001-2006. In 2006, Dye was a founding member of the South Carolina Aging Research Network, which facilitates inter-institutional research in gerontology. She co-wrote a proposal approved in 2007 to establish a Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE) called SeniorSMART, which includes a CU Endowed Chair in Senior Driving, Mobility and Physical Functioning. Dr. Dye has received external research funding every year since 1992 with over $1M in funding as a Principle Investigator and an additional $4M as a Co-Investigator. Her recent research has focused on promoting chronic disease self-management through use of Health Coaching.
Ph.D. - Public Health–Education and Promotion - University of South Carolina
M.A. - Truman State University
B.S.E. - Truman State University