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