Recognizing Member Achievements

During the August APA Council of Representatives meetings, Council affirmed the following new Society for Health Psychology Fellows: Youngmee Kim, PhD, University of Miami Adam Leventhal, PhD, University of Southern In addition, you may not be aware that APA does not have a mechanism to recognize Affiliate members as Fellows, so the Society for Health Psychology created a new category of achievement to recognize our … Continue reading Recognizing Member Achievements

Be the Change You Wish to See

Every November, APA asks you to “apportion” 10 votes to some combination of divisions and state associations.  Those votes determine the number of Council Representatives for each division and state association. The Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) is one of the largest divisions in APA – yet relatively few eligible members exercise their right to apportion votes for APA Council seats. The Council of … Continue reading Be the Change You Wish to See

2018 Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology – Christie Dunkel Schetter, PhD

Dr. Dunkel Schetter  has a long history of senior leadership in academia and professional organizations. Dunkel Schetter is Professor of Psychology and former Chair and current CoChair of the Health Psychology Program at UCLA. She led the efforts to transition the UCLA Health Psychology Program from a graduate minor to a department PhD major. Since 1995, Dunkel Schetter has also directed the NIMH-funded training program … Continue reading 2018 Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology – Christie Dunkel Schetter, PhD

2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Kevin S. Masters, PhD

We all aspire to meaningfully influence students and young professionals during their training and educational experiences. However, there are those individuals amongst us who stand out as exceptionally dedicated and skilled at doing this over the life of their careers. Dr. Kevin Masters is one of these remarkable individuals. Dr. Masters’ impact and breadth of knowledge in health and psychology is impressive, as he has … Continue reading 2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Kevin S. Masters, PhD

2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Sharon L. Berry, PhD, ABPP

The 2018 recipient of the Society for Health Psychology’s (SfHP) Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education and Training is Sharon Berry, PhD, ABPP. The Belar Award is designed to honor a psychologist whose work has positively influenced the health psychology education and training community. Dr. Berry’s career, as an internship training director, chair of BEA, recipient of the “other” Belar Award … Continue reading 2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Sharon L. Berry, PhD, ABPP

2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Mentoring Award – Mark A. Lumley, PhD

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce Dr. Mark Lumley, a Distinguished Professor and the Director of Clinical Training at Wayne State University. I have known Mark for the past seven years in various capacities; as a graduate student mentor, course instructor, clinician, Director of Clinical Training (DCT), and now a colleague. Mark has been a very active graduate student mentor and DCT of the … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Mentoring Award – Mark A. Lumley, PhD

2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award – Dawn Jewell, PsyD

I am pleased to announce that the Society for Health Psychology has a new award in 2018: the Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award. The first recipient of this award is Dr. Dawn Jewell. I have worked with Dawn for six years, and she is a perfect example of the type of clinician that this award was intended to honor. … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award – Dawn Jewell, PsyD

2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology Award – Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD

When I was growing up, my mother gave me some important advice. She told me that I should always notice people who are the “unsung heroes:” the people who do all the behind the scenes work but don’t jump into the limelight for credit; the people who do the thankless tasks and make sure things get done; the people who can always be relied upon … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology Award – Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD

2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award – Christopher P. Fagundes, PhD

Working in the area of psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Fagundes uses theories and methods from social, developmental, and clinical psychology to examine how stress “gets under the skin” to impact diseases of older adulthood such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and cognitive decline. His theoretical work has focused on the adoption of attachment theory to understand physical health trajectories, particularly in relation to how attachment security can buffer … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award – Christopher P. Fagundes, PhD

Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award – Ken Resnicow, PhD

Dr. Resnicow is currently the Irwin M. Rosenstock Collegiate Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. He is also Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, the Associate Director of Outreach and Health Disparities Research at the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Director of the Center for Health Communications Research. … Continue reading Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award – Ken Resnicow, PhD

President’s Column: Accidental President

Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD President I have joked since learning that I was elected President of the Society for Health Psychology that I am the “Accidental President.”  Like many who agree to run for executive positions, I assumed that running was all I would do.  However, I am happily surprised to be serving the Society as President.  I am so grateful for all the benefits … Continue reading President’s Column: Accidental President