Category Archives: News from the Society for Health Psychology

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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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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