From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD

As editor of this newsletter for the past three years, Annie Bradford set out “to make The Health Psychologist alive and relevant to members of Division 38 and, perhaps, to potential future members as well.” She certainly achieved her goal. From introducing the recurring Mentoring Spotlight feature, to taking the entire newsletter online where articles can be shared through email and social media, she revitalized the newsletter by creating a format that is both modern and more likely to be utilized by the next generations of early career psychologists and graduate students. Thank you, Dr. Bradford, for your excellent service to The Health Psychologist.

As the new editor, I hope to continue this trajectory, and expand how Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) members use this newsletter. I am fortunate to be starting this new role during an exciting time for the Society.  SfHP spent the last year celebrating its 38th anniversary with a number of events, as highlighted in this issue’s article 38 Years Long and Still Going Strong,”  and with new initiatives such as Congratulate Your Graduate.  Additionally, the SfHP Student Advisory Council Communications Committee recently established the Graduate Student Newsletter. Allison Carrol and Valeria Martinez-Kaigi have taken on the role of co-editors of the student newsletter, which will be published quarterly, and they have just released their first issue as co-editors.

Furthermore, on September 30, 2016, SfHP launched its new website at https://societyforhealthpsychology.org. Over the past year, Josh Eyer, Austin Baldwin, and co-editors Jessica Barber, Steven Hardy, and Ranak Trivedi have worked on developing the new website, which is designed to serve as a home for all types of health psychology resources and information. It also showcases our new colors and logo. Check out the new website to easily find information on SfHP, and check back regularly, as new resources and relevant news items will continue to be added. Members are encouraged to use the website’s contact page to provide news, updates, and suggestions.

It is with great excitement that I begin my tenure as editor, and I hope to add new content that is useful and interesting to our readers. Please let me know what type of content you would like to see.  Send any comments, questions, or feedback to thehealthpsychologist@gmail.com.