Member-at-Large: Aric Prather, PhD

With pandemic stress, climate change, and racial injustice at the front of all of our minds, health psychology is needed more than ever. It is because of these challenges ahead and the opportunities we have as a field to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations that I am humbled to accept a nomination for Member-at-Large for the Society for Health Psychology.  I … Continue reading Member-at-Large: Aric Prather, PhD

Member-at-Large: Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD

I am happy to accept the nomination for Member-at-Large within one of my primary professional homes, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). I am a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and my research focuses on embedding behavioral interventions for obesity and chronic disease management in clinical care settings while also addressing health-related social needs. Since 2011 I have been an … Continue reading Member-at-Large: Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD

President-Elect Candidate: Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD

I am honored and grateful to be a nominee for president of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) at this critical time.  The pandemic has underscored the importance of advancing health psychology knowledge to address such issues as health inequities and insufficient health behaviors.  Our collective research, evidence-based clinical practices, service design and administration strategies, and educational contributions are key to resolving the significant health … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate: Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD

President-Elect Candidate: Ravi Prasad, PhD

Among the many tragic events that unfolded in our country last year, issues related to racial disparities resonated strongly within me for a variety of personal and professional reasons. They forced me to look within to ascertain what I can do to make a difference, and they also raised national awareness of the importance of addressing inequalities and their impacts. Psychologists have historically led the … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate: Ravi Prasad, PhD

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The Presidential Dialogues

Greetings SfHP colleagues: I am honored and delighted to serve as the Society for Health Psychology President.  Our 3000 members are involved in vital health psychology research, education and training, clinical services, advocacy and leadership in public and private sectors across the globe. We are also front and center in supporting patients, families, health care workers and health systems facing COVID and its far-reaching consequences. … Continue reading The Presidential Dialogues

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Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table

Welcome to the Second Episode of Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table!  As clinicians and researchers, we learn the ethical principle of nonmaleficence and the ethical standard of avoiding harm. In application, we can do this by being open-hearted and active listeners as well as lifelong learners. We can also be open to becoming vulnerable to explore self-awareness as it relates to some of … Continue reading Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table