Category Archives: News from the Society for Health Psychology

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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Member-at-Large Candidate – Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD

I am honored to be nominated for Member-at-Large of my professional home, the Society for Health Psychology. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Core Faculty within the OHSU clinical psychology doctoral program, and Investigator in the Health Services Research Center at the Portland VA. […]
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127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

August 8-11, 2019 Chicago, IL Travis Lovejoy, PhD, MPH, Program Chair Greetings from the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) Program Committee! First, let me take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to the many SfHP members and new recruits who volunteered their time reviewing abstract submissions! The process of planning the program for […]
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News from APA

The APA Council of Representative (CoR) met from February 14 through February 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Our division, Division 38 – the Society for Health Psychology – had three voting representatives on the CoR thanks to the Society’s members choosing to allocate more of the ten votes to our division representation: a stronger voice […]
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Founding Conference of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council

Kenneth E. Freedland, Ph.D. The Founding Conference of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council (BMRC) was held in Washington DC on December 10-11, 2018. The BMRC is an autonomous joint committee of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP), the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), and the Society for Behavioral Medicine […]
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