New Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology Appointed

Kenneth Friedland
Kenneth Friedland

Kenneth E. Freedland, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been selected to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology, beginning with Volume 36 (2017).

Dr. Freedland’s research focuses primarily on the role and treatment of depression, stress, and anxiety in patients with heart disease. He has also been involved in clinical research on patients with diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary diseases and other chronic medical conditions. He was a co-investigator and clinical supervisor for the ENRICHD trial, as well as the principal developer of the DISH depression interview for cardiac patients that was first used in ENRICHD. He has been the principal investigator or a co-investigator of a number of single-site clinical trials, a dual-site trial of stress management for lung transplant candidates, and the CODIACS multicenter vanguard trial of stepped care for depression in patients with coronary heart disease. He has served as the clinical supervisor for the cognitive behavior therapy arms of several depression treatment trials for patients with other chronic medical conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and lung disease.

Dr. Freedland has been an Associate Editor of Psychosomatic Medicine for ten years, served on the editorial board of Health Psychology, chaired the Publications and Communications Council of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, is the Associate Editor for Behavioral Medicine for the Hogrefe series on Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practice, and was a member of the Clinical Trials Review Committee for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and an ACT-certified cognitive therapy supervisor, a former member of Council of the American Psychosomatic Society, and a past President and current Treasurer of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Best congratulations to Dr. Freedland, and profound thanks to the other outstanding candidates who were willing to serve in this vitally important position. Instructions for authors from the new Editor will be posted and distributed to members and readers in 2016.