I hope to have the opportunity to continue my service to the Society for Health Psychology in the role of Member-at-Large.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where I lead an integrated behavioral medicine clinic, contribute to the training of medical students, fellows, and psychology interns, and collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams. Broadly, my research and clinical interests focus on development of psychological interventions to help people adjust to serious and chronic medical conditions.
Since 2011, SfHP has been my home for professional development and networking with colleagues who are navigating similar professional opportunities and challenges. I am now in my eighth and final year as a member of the SfHP Early Career Professionals Council, where my past roles included authorship of newsletter columns and podcasts and assistance on the SfHP Program Committee. I have also served SfHP as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee and as past editor of The Health Psychologist. Most recently, I led a working group that successfully renewed the petition for APA’s recognition of clinical health psychology as a unique specialty.
It is difficult to describe the considerable impact that SfHP has had on my career, or the enduring value of the relationships I have found here. I strive to leave things better than I found them, and I would be grateful for this new opportunity to translate your priorities as members into action and resources. Thank you for your vote.