Candidate for Member-at-Large

Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD

Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD

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 use disorder treatment program. My research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions that improve quality of life in patients with comorbid medical, mental health, and substance use disorders. For more information about my background and professional activities, please visit http://www.travislovejoy.com.

I have served SfHP in several capacities, most recently completing in 2016 a 3-year term as Chair of the Early Career Psychologists Council (ECPC) and as a member of the SfHP Long-Range Planning Task Force.

In my role as ECPC Chair, I had the opportunity to serve on the SfHP Executive Committee and became very familiar with the roles and responsibilities of Members-at-Large.

If elected to the Member-at-Large position, I will continue the exceptional work of outgoing Member-at-Large, Dr. Zeeshan Butt, and oversee the SfHP professional networking program—Health Psych Connections. I will also work closely with SfHP members and leadership to carry out the SfHP long-range plan. Specific plan elements I will champion include (1) outreach to the greater psychology community, allied health professions, and public about the contributions of health psychology to practice and policy and (2) expanding SfHP member services and offerings.