I am very pleased to present the 2015 award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology to Dr. Mark Vogel. Dr. Vogel is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. A fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association, Dr. Vogel is widely respected for his early, sustained and effective leadership supporting clinical health psychologists in the primary care behavioral health care model; interprofessional education of psychologists across the career trajectory in primary care setting; as well as his ongoing and invaluable service to several national organizations.
For almost 20 years, Dr. Vogel has been effectively defining the roles of, educating, advocating for, evaluating and writing about psychologists in primary care settings. An early and effective leader among primary care psychologists, he provides and promotes behavioral health services in family medicine settings; develops innovative, inter-professional training models for psychologists and family practice residents; collaboratively writes biopsychosocial curriculum for training across the health professions; and is a strong voice for evidence based care and evaluation of patient and provider outcomes in primary care settings. The Vogel et al. and Nash, McKay, Vogel and Masters publications are invaluable contributions to our literature on primary care psychology workforce development. His distinguished, innovative and sustained contributions in clinical health psychology and primary care psychology are reflected in his: clinical work, his educational activities, his writing, and professional his leadership in several national organizations including APA’s Division 38, ABSAME, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine.
Personally, I have gotten to know Mark most recently in the last three years we along with six other primary care psychologists are developing a curriculum for psychology graduate students. It may have been an early interest that he had in going to Hollywood as a film director, but Mark has taken on the task of creating videos for this curriculum that can inspire and educate students to work in primary care. He is a pleasure to work with. His diligence, creativity, and contributions to our team have been outstanding.
Again, it is with great pleasure that I present the award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions to Health Psychology to Dr. Mark Vogel.
William Gunn Jr., PhD
Co-Director – Integrated Primary Care Committee, Division 38
Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health
NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program