Gold trophy and medal for 2016

Outstanding Contributions by an Early Career Professional

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

Celebrate 38 Trivia Challenge

38th Anniversary Celebration

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

Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial

Society for Health Psychology Call for Programs

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

Graduates receiving diplomas

Congratulate Your Graduate!

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!

Past Presidents of Division 38

President’s Column

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

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional

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

From the Editor’s Desk

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

Early Career Professionals Corner: Support, Collaboration, and Impact: The Early Career Professionals Council Looks Forward

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

From the Student Council Representatives

Jennifer Warnick, Chair KayLoni Olson, Chair-Elect Lisa Auster-Gussman, Past Chair The  Student Council is already off to a great start this year! At the 2016 APA Convention in Denver, Colorado, we co-sponsored a workshop with Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), and Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology) to help prepare students for specialty-track predoctoral internships. We also sponsored a training … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

In Memory: Across The Decades with Alex Zautra, PhD

Authors (in order): John Reich PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University Laurence A. Bradley PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Mary C. Davis PhD, Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University John Reich: In the late 1970s, I sent a copy of the now-classic Brickman and Campbell paper, Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society, down the hall to ASU’s newly-hired … Continue reading In Memory: Across The Decades with Alex Zautra, PhD

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Timothy W. Smith, PhD , University of Utah Professor Timothy Smith is a very deserving recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Contributions Award to Health Psychology by a senior scientist from the Society for Health Psychology. He has a remarkable record of research, service, and teaching befitting of this award and the distinguished list of prior recipients.  This award highlights the amazing consistency of Tim’s scholarship having … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology

Lloyd Berg,  PhD, ABPP, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program at the Seton Healthcare Family It is an honor to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award is Dr. Lloyd Berg. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to clinical health psychology by a full-time provider of clinical services. Over the past 20 years, … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology