New Society for Health Psychology Fellows and ABPPs

At the 2016 Membership Meeting, held at the recent APA Convention in Denver, the following members were welcomed as new Fellows of the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38).

Ann Marie Cano, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Wayne State University

Dr. Anne Marie Cano’s research and service have had a major impact on the field. Her research is aimed at understanding how relationship processes influence mental and physical health, especially in regards to the social context of pain.  This work has challenged existing models and suggests that empathic/emotionally supportive interactions with close others can increase intimacy thus helping individuals regulate their pain in a healthy manner.  Dr. Cano has a total of 58 publications.  These articles have been published in top-notch journals both within (e.g., Journal of Family Psychology, Psychological Bulletin) and outside (e.g., Pain, Journal of Pain) of psychology.  Dr. Cano has also co-developed a violence prevention intervention that has been offered nationally to high school students.  Her research has been supported by several extramural grants from the National Institutes of Health and been recognized with the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 38 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology (2006).  Dr. Cano has also co-edited several special issues which include a focus on pain disparities at Health Psychology and social processes in pain at The Clinical Journal of Pain.  Her service roles have included Associate Editor for two APA journals (i.e., Journal of Family Psychology, Health Psychology).  Dr. Cano has also been an active advocate for psychology in national organizations (e.g., Co-President of the Psychosocial Research Special Interest Group of the American Pain Society). She has also served as a grant reviewer for a number of foundations/organizations and participated in the Division 38 long-range planning meeting (2009).

Alan M. Delamater, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology
University of Miami

Alan M. Delamater received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia in 1981. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he has been since 1991. He has published widely in the field of pediatric psychology, focusing on the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of diabetes and obesity in children and adolescents. He has regularly presented his research at national and international meetings, and has been an invited speaker at many such meetings over the years. He has served in leadership roles with several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, American Diabetes Association, International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He reviews regularly for professional journals and granting agencies, is active as a teacher and clinician, and is board-certified in clinical health psychology. Dr. Delamater was previously granted Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (Divisions 54 and 46) as well as in the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Linda Koenig, PhD
Chief, Prevention and Research Branch for Division of HIV/AIDS
Center for Disease Control

Dr. Linda Koenig has made longstanding contributions to the field of Health Psychology. Her primary research interest focuses on HIV prevention and treatment adherence where she conducted one of the first comprehensive interventions with HIV+ individuals which is now an empirically supported treatment (HEART intervention).  Dr. Koenig’s work has also highlighted the role of early sexual violence on subsequent adult risk.  She has 76 peer-reviewed publications and chapters appearing in highly visible outlets both within and outside the field of psychology (e.g., Health Psychology, American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics). The quality of her work has been recognized by numerous CDC awards (e.g., Director’s Award for Excellence in Health Communication and Education).  More generally, Dr. Koenig has been an effective advocate of incorporating psychological approaches to the CDCs mission of HIV prevention and treatment.  She was a founding member of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Working Group and co–led an advisory group which made recommendations to the CDC for the 2006 revised report for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health care.  She was also the lead on a cross agency subcommittee developing the 2014 Recommendations for HIV prevention for adolescents and adults living with HIV in the United States.  Dr. Koenig has been on the editorial board for The Journal of Youth and Adolescence and is currently on the editorial board of AIDS.  She has also served on a number of NIH review panels for HIV prevention as well as grant review panels for the CDC.

Instructions for applying for Fellow status in the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) are available elsewhere in this issue. All application materials are due (electronically) on/before December 15.

Distinguished International Affiliates

Because the American Psychological Association (APA) currently has no mechanism to recognize Affiliate members as “Fellows,” in 2012 the Society for Health Psychology created a new category of achievement: Distinguished International Affiliate.  The Society is delighted to recognize these outstanding international colleagues for their contributions

Mark Timothy Conner, PhD
Professor, School of Psychology
University of Leeds

As an applied social psychologist, Dr. Conner has engaged in research relevant to health psychology, especially health cognition and behavioral changes, over the past 25 years. His research in this area has involved topics in relation to exercise, diet choice, eating behavior, smoking, blood donation, and obesity. He has published well over 200 articles on these topics in outstanding outlets (e.g., Psychological Bulletin, Health Psychology) and authored a popular undergraduate textbook in Health Psychology.   His research has been supported by grants from various UK funding agencies. He has been an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS; 2007) and the European Health Psychology Society. He is also the recipient of awards for Distinguished Health Psychology Contribution by the Executive Committee of Health Psychology Division, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, 2014) and for Distinguished Contribution to Research in Health Psychology by the Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society (BPS, 2010; inaugural award).  He has service contributions to numerous journals including Psychology and Health (co-editor) as well as the British Journal of Social Psychology (Associate Editor).   He is currently the joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychology and Health.  Finally, Dr. Conner is the academic lead on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Leeds Health which developed a toolkit of techniques for practitioners to help individuals modify their health behaviors (e.g., exercise, smoking).

Denise de Ridder, PhD
Department of Social Health and Organizational Psychology
Utrecht University

Dr. de Ridder’s research examines the interplay between self-control, goal-setting, emotion regulation, and health behavior. Specifically, she is interested in self-regulation of eating and food selection behavior among adolescents as well as health behaviors that interfere with managing chronic illnesses like diabetes and asthma. She has received numerous research grants to support her work and published over 100 papers in some of the best peer-reviewed journals (Lancet, Health Psychology). She is an Associate Editor of Health Psychology Review and Psychology and Health as well as a member of editorial boards of other prominent journals in the areas of pediatric and health psychology. She has served as the scientific director of the Netherlands Research Institute (Psychology and Health). Dr. de Ridder also directed a research master program in Social and Health Psychology and developed a professional master program on Health Promotion (Utrecht University). She is also a member of several important advisory boards of professional institutions in the field of public health, including the Netherlands Nutrition Centre, the Netherlands Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Dutch Public Health Innovation Network, and the Behavior and Health Research Unit at Cambridge University. She co-founded the Dutch Association for Research in Psychology and Health to communicate the professional profile of health psychology to students and professionals in the Netherlands.

Marie Johnston, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, College of Life Science and Medicine
University of Aberdeen

Dr. Johnston has played a significant role in the development of the field of health psychology through her research and service contributions.  She is interested in theoretical, methodological, and intervention approaches to health behavior change.  Dr. Johnston has over 300 publications in the leading journals both within and across the discipline (Health Psychology, British Medical Journal).  This work has been continuously supported by numerous extramural grants since the mid-1980s.  The quality of Dr. Johnston’s work has been recognized by numerous awards and recognitions including being named one of the 100 leading practicing scientists as a developer/translational scientist (UK Science Council), Contribution to Health Psychology in Ireland (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), and the President’s Award (British Psychological Society).  She is also fellow of the British Psychological Society, Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Dr Johnston also has longstanding contributions to the discipline through her service which includes being a corresponding member of the task force that led to the establishment of Division 38.  She was also involved in the development of the Division of Health Psychology (British Psychological Society) as well as the European Health Psychology Society.  Besides her outstanding training of health psychologists, Dr. Johnston has also taught health psychology courses to medical students for over 25 years.

Theresa Marteau, PhD
Professor, Institute of Public Health
University of Cambridge

Dr. Marteau’s work has played a major role in understanding the effectiveness of behavioral change interventions aimed at altering disease risk.  She has identified aspects of interventions that are less effective in driving behavioral change (e.g., targeting conscious processes when environmental cues activate less conscious routes) and developed a typology of environmental cues that can be targeted to promote healthier behaviors.  Dr. Marteau has published over 300 articles on these topics in outstanding outlets both within the area (e.g., Health Psychology, Health Psychology Review) and more broadly (e.g., Science, Nature), including several Cochrane reviews.  This work has been supported by numerous grants from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, and the European Union.  Dr. Marteau is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  She is also a consulting editor for Health Psychology Review.  She has contributed to a number of organizations as she is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the French National Cancer Institute, the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Behavioural Insights Team (Cabinet Office), and the CMO’s Alcohol Guidelines Working Party.

The new (2016) Clinical Health Psychology ABPPs are:

Jill Carty, PhD, ABPP
Kathryn Sanders Connolly, PhD, ABPP
Sarah Dewane, PsyD, ABPP
Jennifer Craft Favazza, PhD, ABPP
Douglas Gibson, PsyD, ABPP
Richard Gross, PhD, ABPP
Mary Jacob, PhD, ABPP
Afton Koboll, PhD, ABPP
John Kreymer, PhD, ABPP
Marquisha Lee, PhD, ABPP
Cindy Morey, PsyD, ABPP
Donald Nicholas, PhD, ABPP
Timothy Pearman, PhD, ABPP
Jordan Rullo, PhD, ABPP
Mona Tiernan, PhD, ABPP