SfHP Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Kim Dixon, is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Society for Health Psychology elections: President-Elect: Helen L. Coons, PhD Member-at-Large: Andrea Bradford, PhD APA Council Representative: Susan H. McDaniel, PhD Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, and thank you for voting!   Continue reading SfHP Election Results

2019 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 Award           Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, PhD, Oregon Health & … Continue reading 2019 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

Become an SfHP Fellow

Interested in applying for fellow status (for the first time) through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38?) Apply: All applications to be an APA Fellow must be made via the APA Online Fellows Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers and division fellows chairs to submit all required documents online. The APA online portal for initial fellow applicants will open on August 6. … Continue reading Become an SfHP Fellow

Congratulate your Graduate

In 2016, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) launched a new membership initiative: “Congratulate your Graduate.” We believe newly-trained health psychologists should consider our Society as one of their primary professional communities. This program, now led by Membership Committee Chair Kristin Schneider, PhD, enables us to welcome health psychologists into our community as they complete their training. Graduate students whose dissertation advisor or co-advisor is … Continue reading Congratulate your Graduate

Proposal to Increase Member Benefits

The Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is the largest professional home for health psychologists in the United States. The Society enriches the lives of health psychologists, is the most recognized venue for the dissemination of health psychology research, and serves as an avenue for developing the next generation of health psychologists. SfHP welcomes clinicians, educators, researchers and policy-makers at every level of training. After considerable … Continue reading Proposal to Increase Member Benefits

President-Elect Candidate – Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP

I am honored to run for President of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). Division 38 has been my professional home for decades. The SfHP is a dynamic, growing and diverse organization responsible for advancing health psychology as a field, and for promoting the importance and translation of this psychological science. SfHP leadership is essential as we face threats to research funding, clinical training and … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate – Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP

APA Council Representative Candidate – Kathleen S. Brown, PhD

I am honored to be nominated for a seat on the APA Council of Representatives (CoR) for the Society for Heath Psychology (SfHP). SfHP Council representatives have a timely opportunity to craft and promote a CoR health agenda consistent with APA’s health-related goals. CoR can advance policy that can significantly impact preventable health threats for the public; promote the unique contributions of health psychology research; … Continue reading APA Council Representative Candidate – Kathleen S. Brown, PhD

APA Council Representative Candidate – Susan H. McDaniel, PhD

I interviewed a young Iranian immigrant for our medical school today. Alone here since age 16, he wants to learn the biopsychosocial approach to help him “reduce health disparities” and be “an agent for peace and equality.” Our long talk focused on the importance of psychology and self-awareness to improve individual, family, community, and global health. This conversation reminded me of the countless opportunities that … Continue reading APA Council Representative Candidate – Susan H. McDaniel, PhD

President-Elect Candidate – Alan J. Christensen, PhD

It is an honor to be nominated for President-Elect of SfHP. I am a Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and former Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa and a Fellow of the Society. My research involves the study of treatment adherence and self-management among patients with chronic medical problems. SfHP has been a professional home for me since my days … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate – Alan J. Christensen, PhD

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2019 Society for Health Psychology Candidate Statements

The next SfHP Election of Officers will take place from approximately April 15-May 31, 2019. SfHP Full and Fellow members for 2019 are eligible to vote (affiliates and students are ineligible to vote).  Ballots will be issued electronically through the APA Elections Office.  Reminders to vote will also be posted on the SfHP listservs and included in the “Update for 38.”  Eligible members who do not … Continue reading 2019 Society for Health Psychology Candidate Statements

Member-at-Large Candidate – Andrea M. Bradford, PhD

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 … Continue reading Member-at-Large Candidate – Andrea M. Bradford, PhD