Category Archives: News from the Society for Health Psychology

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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2018 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) recognizes members for outstanding contributions to the field by presenting awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring, and Career Service. Award categories were established to acknowledge and appreciate excellence in health psychology across the career span and throughout the field. Excellence in Health Psychology Research […]
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