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

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 Health Policy.” Some of the terrific highlights include strengthening our relationships … Continue reading President’s Column

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 38).  Health psychologists accepted the challenge, with over 80 posts … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

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 six months. Gaining visibility for behavioral sciences on a national … Continue reading President’s Column