Category Archives: Welcome

President’s Column: Accidental President

Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD President I have joked since learning that I was elected President of the Society for Health Psychology that I am the “Accidental President.”  Like many who agree to run for executive positions, I assumed that running was all I would do.  However, I am happily surprised to be serving the Society […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D. After accepting an offer for my first job after post-doctoral fellowship, I moved to a new city where I experienced a form of discrimination that I did not yet know how to name. This was not the first time I had moved to a new city on my own, but it […]
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President’s Column

By Justin M. Nash, PhD We are who we are and who we are is quite remarkable. We, the Society for Health Psychology that is, have membership that is reaching all-time highs (topping out at over 3,400). There are 130 members actively working on 15 councils and committees.   One-hundred and sixteen of our members are […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

By Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D. When I first became editor of The Health Psychologist, I was pretty nervous about finding contributors for the recurring column “Health Policy Corner” for every issue.  At that time, I did not know very many people working on health policy as it relates to psychology, and it seemed that only […]
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President’s Column

Justin M. Nash, Ph.D. We are at the halfway point in my role as President of the Society. I continue to develop a deeper appreciation for the organization and its people.  I find that there is an investment on the part of those who are involved in all levels of the organization, from Barbara Keeton […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D.   When I first joined SfHP (“Division 38” back then), I primarily joined to have access to the list serve and the Health Psychology journal. Since then, I have been amazed with all of the new and developing member benefits and opportunities.  In fact, SfHP has helped me in ways that […]
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President’s Column

Justin M. Nash, PhD I am very excited to begin serving as President of the Society for Health Psychology. After 25 years in health psychology internship and postdoctoral training at Brown University, I recently became Professor and Head of the interdisciplinary Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. I appreciate you making […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D. “Oh, you probably got into that program because you are half black.” I heard many statements like this while applying for, and attending, college. Usually these were said in a manner-of-fact tone, or alternatively, excited – congratulating me on some perceived rare accomplishment for black people. While I did not detect […]
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President’s Column

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD It has been with great pleasure that I have served as the President of the Society for Health Psychology during this past year. Reflecting back on the year, we have made great progress with regard to our theme of “Broadening the Impact and Visibility of Behavioral Sciences in Health Care and […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD Since my last column, I have been repeatedly impressed by the increased interactions and support as a community among Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) members. First, as mentioned in my previous column, SfHP members were asked to join the 2nd annual #ThisIsHealthPsych social media challenge on March 8th (3/8 for Division […]
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