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What’s Inside

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi
Valeria Martinez-Kaigi

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc.
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Welcome to the latest issue of The Health Psychologist!  This issue features the practice of health psychology in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our new president elect Dr. Helen L. Coons and her colleagues present their excellent wellbeing program that supports our frontline health care workers and Dr. Margaret R. Bauer discusses the development and implementation of a pandemic protocol to deliver Health Psychology Services and Psychological First Aid as a response to COVID-19.

You will also hear from our new Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer, Dr. Tanecia Blue, about her vision for her role to cultivate and facilitate our commitment as a society to diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Take a moment to check out the first episode of the new podcast Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table! The first episode features Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee and we discuss her work on the health and wellbeing of young Black men in the context of being exposed to perpetual trauma.

The Presidents Column features concluding remarks from our President Dr. Zeeshan Butt with a sincere and candid message as he concludes his presidential term.

Also, stay up to date with news announcements from our society including health psychology virtual APA programming!

I hope you enjoy the Summer Issue and do not hesitate to contact me if you have an idea for a piece or want to be an expert guest on Layered Conversations!

Well Wishes,

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Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc.
Editor-in-Chief, The Health Psychologist