Category Archives: Welcome

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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President’s Column

2017 Theme: Broadening the Impact and Visibility of Behavioral Sciences in Healthcare and Health Policy “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”               – John Quincy Adams This quote has really enlightened me as I reflect on serving as President of the Society for Health Society these past […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD The time since the last issue of The Health Psychologist has been full of changes in leadership.  Within the American Psychological Association (APA), Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD was elected the 2017 APA president-elect, and will serve as APA president in 2018. APA also named Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD as its […]
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President’s Column

2017 Annual Meeting Theme: Broadening the Impact and Visibility of Behavioral Sciences in Healthcare and Health Policy It is with great pleasure that I begin my term as the 39th President of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). I came back from the annual meeting in Denver energized and excited about the innovative advances that […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD As editor of this newsletter for the past three years, Annie Bradford set out “to make The Health Psychologist alive and relevant to members of Division 38 and, perhaps, to potential future members as well.” She certainly achieved her goal. From introducing the recurring Mentoring Spotlight feature, to taking the entire […]
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President’s Column

Alex Rothman, PhD It’s convention time! By the time you read this newsletter, there will be fewer than 38 days until we gather in Denver, CO, to celebrate the 38th year of our organization. I hope you will find time to join us. Thanks to the hard and thoughtful work of our members, led by […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD I was amused to find out that the Society for Health Psychology and I share a birth year. It’s nice to know that long before I even knew what a health psychologist was, Division 38 was always there – I just had to find my way! With this being my final editor’s […]
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