President’s Column

Nancy Ruddy, PhD It is difficult to believe that I am almost halfway through my presidential year. I had been warned the time goes quickly, and that certainly is true. At this midway point there are three areas that I would like to highlight: The Society for Health Psychology Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting Presidential Initiative: Response to the Opioid Crisis; Perspectives from Family, Addiction, and … Continue reading President’s Column

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 as President.  I am so grateful for all the benefits … Continue reading President’s Column: Accidental President

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 involved in editorial roles producing seven different publications and communications. … Continue reading President’s Column

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 a small number of psychologists were activity following and trying … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

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 the Society for Health Psychology a professional home. We are … Continue reading President’s Column

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 animosity from the speakers, these types of statements were hurtful … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk