Candidate for Division Representative to APA Council

Steven M. Tovian, Ph.D., ABPP As a Fellow of Division 38, I would be honored to serve as your Representative on APA Council. I would ensure health psychology has a strong voice on Council given both the scientific and practice issues that Council addresses in developing APA policy. I am completing my second elected term on APA’s Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies … Continue reading Candidate for Division Representative to APA Council

Candidate for President-Elect

Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD Thank you for this nomination and the opportunity to work on your behalf. I bring a diverse and unusual background in practice, scholarship, marketing and policy.  I have worked in varied settings, from academic health centers and community hospitals to private practice, and even advertising.  Before finding my “home” as a health psychologist in primary care, I trained in clinical child … Continue reading Candidate for President-Elect

Candidate for Treasurer

Barbara A. Cubic, PhD I am honored to be nominated for Treasurer for the Society of Health Psychology. I have been a faculty member at the Eastern Virginia Medical School within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (with a joint appointment in Family and Community Medicine) since 1992.  My service to the division has included being our representative on the 2012 APA Inter-Organizational Work … Continue reading Candidate for Treasurer

Candidate for Treasurer

Ted Robles, PhD Thanks for considering me as Treasurer for the Society for Health Psychology. I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at UCLA in the Health area. For the past 10 years, with funding from NIH and the William T. Grant Foundation, my research has focused on understanding the biological mechanisms that link high (and low) quality marital and family relationships to health across … Continue reading Candidate for Treasurer

Candidate for President-Elect

Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D. For the past six years, I have had the pleasure of serving the SfHP as Treasurer, providing fiscal oversight of society business, and advocating to use our funds to support member-initiated programs that advance our science, practice, teaching, and advocacy. With this experience and my professional work in treatment development and mentoring, I feel that I am well positioned to serve … Continue reading Candidate for President-Elect

Candidate for Member-at-Large

John M. Ruiz, PhD I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you as a Division 38 Member-at-Large. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona where I serve as Director of the Health Psychology Doctoral Training Track and lead diversity efforts in the department, college, and university. My program of research examines how our social lives … Continue reading Candidate for Member-at-Large

Candidate for Division Representative to APA Council

Richard J. Seime, PhD, ABPP  I am a proud founding member and Fellow of Division 38. I have been involved with clinical health psychology across multiple domains including education and training, clinical practice, scholarship administration, and professional leadership positions.  My career spans nearly 25 years at WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown and 15 years at Mayo Clinic in various Departmental leadership roles.  I am … Continue reading Candidate for Division Representative to APA Council

Candidate for Member-at-Large

Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD I am honored to be nominated to serve as Member-at-Large for the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). I am a clinician-scientist at the VA Portland Health Care System and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health at Oregon Health & Science University. In my clinical role, I provide health behavior interventions to patients in a substance … Continue reading Candidate for Member-at-Large

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Healthcare Reform and the Avoidance of Moral Hazards

Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA In Homer’s poem “The Odyssey,” Odysseus must sail between two mortal perils, Scylla (a six-headed monster) and Charybdis (a giant whirlpool). Odysseus makes the difficult moral choice to sail closer to Scylla and accept the loss of a few crewmembers, rather than sail too close to Charybdis and risk the loss of the entire ship and crew. When designing a healthcare system, … Continue reading Healthcare Reform and the Avoidance of Moral Hazards

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The Daily Burdens of Managing Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

Nicole M. Bereolos, PhD, MPH, CDE Managing diabetes is a vast undertaking for people living with the disease, as well as their loved-ones (commonly referred to as “type 3’s”). There are many components to diabetes self-management, including monitoring blood sugars and dietary intake, engaging in exercise, taking medications, attending numerous appointments, and monitoring and treating hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic events. People with diabetes (PWD) refer to … Continue reading The Daily Burdens of Managing Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

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Early Career Professionals Corner: National Health Service Corps

Monica Johnson, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant Cherokee Health Systems  If there is one thing that nearly all ECPs have in common, it is student debt. Many of us will spend several years trying to unload the financial burden of higher education. The good news is that there are programs to ease the financial strain. One such program is the National Health Service … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: National Health Service Corps

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Using Social Media in a Professional Manner: A Primer for Health Psychologists

Allyson S. Hughes , M.A. You may be wondering whether or not to take the plunge into the world of social media. For a health psychologist, the benefits of social media can be multifaceted. Social media platforms provide a diverse environment for sharing and responding to information.  Potential benefits can include promoting your research interests, getting clinical updates, highlighting accomplishments of your department, recruiting for your … Continue reading Using Social Media in a Professional Manner: A Primer for Health Psychologists