Category Archives: Welcome

President’s Column

Alex Rothman, PhD What makes a professional society successful? Is it the number of members it attracts?  Although membership size may be a marker of success, numbers alone are likely not sufficient.  In a successful society, members are active and engaged, demonstrating directly and indirectly with their efforts that they support the goals and mission […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD This issue marks the second anniversary of The Health Psychologist as a web-based publication! I would like to extend heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Barbara Keeton, Keith Cooke at APA Division Services, Alex Rothman, Jerry Suls, and our many recent contributors for their essential support to turn our updated newsletter concept into […]
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President’s Column

Alex Rothman, PhD  One of the many signs that fall has arrived is the appearance, in our email inbox, of The Health Psychologist – and with it, a column and welcome from the new President. It is both my honor and pleasure to serve as the President of the Society for Health Psychology — yes, […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD “The Society for Health Psychology.” I still smile when I read the new name for our division, in part because it emphasizes what brings us together, rather than the fact of being a fragment of a larger entity. The fall issue of the SfHP newsletter is always an opportunity to become more […]
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Meet the 2016 Society for Health Psychology Executive Committee

PAST-PRESIDENT Kim Dixon, PhD, ABPP, MBA, BSN email kim.dixon@va.gov PRESIDENT Alex Rothman, PhD email rothm001@umn.edu PRESIDENT-ELECT Dawn K. Wilson, PhD email wilsondk@mailbox.sc.edu  TREASURER Mark A. Lumley, PhD email mlumley@wayne.edu MEMBER‑at‑LARGE Robert D. Kerns, PhD email robert.kerns@va.gov MEMBER‑at‑LARGE Zeeshan Butt, PhD email   z-butt@northwestern.edu  MEMBER‑at‑LARGE Daniel Bruns, PsyD email daniel.bruns@healthpsych.com APA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE Elizabeth A. Klonoff, PhD, ABPP […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD My summer kicked off over Memorial Day weekend with historic flooding in Houston that merely made me late for work but cost many people their homes or, in a few tragic instances, their lives. The storms were a reminder of the potential for the status quo to be upended at any given […]
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President’s Column

Kim Dixon, PhD Wow! Where has the year gone? This has been an incredibly busy (but productive) year; nonetheless, it is still hard to believe that my year as President is coming to an end and this is my last column. It is apparent that the Division will be in good hands when our President-elect, […]
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President’s Column: Where Do We Go From Here?

Kim Dixon, PhD  “Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” – Simon Sinek It’s hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the Spring of 2015. I hope that each and every one of you are staying safe and warm during the “winter of all winters!” There are many advantages […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD Circumstances over the past couple of years have conspired against my sincere efforts to attend Division 38 board meetings. That is, until last month, when I finally had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta to meet and interact with this group of committed, thoughtful professionals who are helping lead Division 38 in […]
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President’s Column

Kim Dixon, PhD I have been involved with Division 38 for many, many years, but I must say that the energy among our membership at present is palpable. Much of the credit for this renewed energy goes to our immediate Past-President, Kevin Masters, whose presidential initiatives focused on inclusion and engagement within the Division. As […]
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