Richard B. Slatcher, PhD, Wayne State University I am delighted to present Dr. Richard Slatcher the SfHP’s 2016 award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional. As my colleague in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Slatcher is highly deserving of this award. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Texas at Austin, … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions by an Early Career Professional
38 Years Long and Still Going Strong: SfHP Division 38 Celebrates their 38th Anniversary Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, M.S. The Annual APA Convention is always an event to look forward to and this year was extra special as we celebrated our division’s 38th anniversary. Dr. Shawna Ehlers, the 2016 SfHP program chair, worked alongside our president, administrative officer, councils, numerous collaborators, and committees to develop a program … Continue reading 38th Anniversary Celebration
Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is excited to invite program submissions for the 2017 APA Annual Convention, in Washington, DC, August 3-6. This year’s theme is “Broadening the Visibility and Impact of Behavioral Sciences in Healthcare and Health Policy.” Over the past several decades, evidence-based research has shown that behavioral lifestyle interventions result in greater improvements in patient health outcomes and are more cost-effective than … Continue reading Society for Health Psychology Call for Programs
Please consider taking advantage of the new membership initiative we launched earlier this year: “Congratulate your Graduate.” Graduate students whose dissertation advisor or co-advisor is a member of SfHP are eligible for, upon completion of their degree (in 2016 or beyond), a free year of (non-student) membership in the Society for Health Psychology. To obtain this benefit, the advisor or co-advisor must complete a brief … Continue reading Congratulate Your Graduate!
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 the field of health psychology has continued to strive to … Continue reading President’s Column
Janet Tomiyama, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama is the 2016 recipient of the Society for Health Psychology’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early-Career Professional. An Assistant Professor in the Health Psychology Area of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, Dr. Tomiyama is a rising star in the science of health psychology. Beginning with an influential paper … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional
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 newsletter online where articles can be shared through email and … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Early Career Professionals (ECPs) have been hard at work making significant contributions to the Society for Health Psychology. ECPs are providing valuable contributions on every committee and taskforce within the Society for Health Psychology, representation which is vital to the ongoing health of the organization. ECPs provide a perspective from members in the thick … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: Support, Collaboration, and Impact: The Early Career Professionals Council Looks Forward