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. I work as a pain psychologist in an outpatient alcohol … Continue reading Member-at-Large Candidate – Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD

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 the meeting would not be possible without you. Although August … Continue reading 127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

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 for Health Psychology! The Council passed the new APA Strategic … Continue reading News from APA

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 (SBM). The mission of the BMRC is to identify, prioritize, … Continue reading Founding Conference of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council

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 Psychology created a new category of achievement to recognize our … Continue reading Recognizing Member Achievements

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 to apportion votes for APA Council seats. The Council of … Continue reading Be the Change You Wish to See

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 knowledge in health and psychology is impressive, as he has … Continue reading 2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Kevin S. Masters, PhD

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 director, chair of BEA, recipient of the “other” Belar Award … Continue reading 2018 Cynthia D. Belar Award for Excellence in Health Psychology Education & Training – Sharon L. Berry, PhD, ABPP

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 a very active graduate student mentor and DCT of the … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Mentoring Award – Mark A. Lumley, PhD

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 type of clinician that this award was intended to honor. … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award – Dawn Jewell, PsyD

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 get done; the people who can always be relied upon … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology Award – Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD

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 trajectories, particularly in relation to how attachment security can buffer … Continue reading 2018 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award – Christopher P. Fagundes, PhD