Candidate for Member-at-Large
Over the course of my career my focus has been on translational science. While I have served on the graduate faculty of the University of Northern Colorado in the past, and hold the position of a senior clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Medical School, my full time position is at the health psychology clinic that I have owned and operated for 28 years. In my clinic, I work with my three psychologist partners to treat high risk patients with chronic pain, trauma, orthopedic injuries and brain injuries, and conduct translational science studies.
For the last 10 years I have served the Society for Health Psychology in several capacities, including being the Chair of the Clinical Services Health Council, the representative to the Interdivisional Healthcare Committee, as a contributor to the Integrated Primary Care Curriculum, and as executive board Member-at-Large.
Outside of SfHP, most of my published research has focused on the development of standardized measures for health psychology, and the economics of the biopsychosocial model. My interest in translational science has motivated me to serve on 18 medical treatment guideline panels, where I advocated for the biopsychosocial model, and I am currently the co-chair of the MDGuidelines panel. I also serve as a technical expert for the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services on a panel developing criteria for pay-for-performance for medical systems.
If elected, I would look forward to the possibility of serving as your representative on the SfHP Executive Committee. Thank you in advance for your consideration.