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 email eklonoff@mail.sdsu.edu APA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP … Continue reading Meet the 2016 Society for Health Psychology Executive Committee

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional

This year’s recipient of the Division 38 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional is Dr. Qian Lu. Dr. Lu is currently an associate professor and the director of Culture and Health Research Center at the department of Psychology, University of Houston.  She completed her medical training from China, and her Ph.D. was conducted in the social psychology and health psychology program … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional

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Health Policy Corner: Health and Behavior Codes

Antonio E. Puente, PhD University of North Carolina Wilmington (Puente@uncw.edu) In 1966, the American Medical Association developed a coding system known as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to describe professional health services. Today, CPT consists of approximately 8,000 codes that are used by approximately 130 different qualified health providers to document and bill for their services. Each code has a specific five-digit number and description as … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: Health and Behavior Codes

Early Career Professionals Corner: Navigating the Question, “What am I worth?”

Vaneeta Sandhu, PsyD It is rare that graduate students learn the business of a psychology practice, including how to bill, work with insurance companies, and assess their market value. Salary and benefits negotiation is one of the more intimidating processes to engage in, particularly if the job candidate is not well informed. While in training, students generally do not negotiate compensation and benefits for practicum … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: Navigating the Question, “What am I worth?”

Call for Student Research Award Submissions

*Students Apply Now for Grants to Support Your Innovative Research!* Each year the Society for Health Psychology sponsors five graduate student awards to support new research. Each award is for $1500. The awards may cover any topic in health psychology, including, but not limited to the following topic areas: Understanding the etiology, promotion and maintenance of health Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical illness Psychological, social, emotional … Continue reading Call for Student Research Award Submissions

Nathan Perry Career Services Award

This year’s recipient of 2015 Nathan Perry Career Service Award is Dr. John Robinson . This award was conceived to honor those who have made significant contributions to Division 38 and the advancement of health psychology as a field. I have known Dr. Robinson for decades and am most familiar with his knowledge, skills and attitude toward our profession. John is a pioneer and one of … Continue reading Nathan Perry Career Services Award

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From the Student Council Representatives

Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair Jennifer Warnick, Chair-Elect Megan Grigsby, Past Chair This year has been an exciting one for the Society for Health Psychology Student Advisory Council (SAC), and we are looking forward to a number of new initiatives in the works for this year, a very important one. We are excited to celebrate the 38th anniversary year of Division 38! We look forward to contributing … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

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Mentoring Spotlight: Health Psych Connections Q & A

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Editor’s note: Health Psych Connections is a professional networking program offered exclusively through the Society for Health Psychology. Through the program, an SfHP member can be matched to another member who can provide one-on-one consultation on professional activities or career development issues. Zeeshan Butt currently leads the program and provides answers to common questions below. (1) What kinds of questions have members … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight: Health Psych Connections Q & A