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Kourtney Schroeder, Psy.D.

Kourtney Schroeder, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ascension St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program I would like to introduce myself as I have been graciously passed the baton from Dr. Val Martinez-Kaigi, who has wonderfully served as the Editor in Chief for the past three years. Dr. Martinez-Kaigi accomplished her goal of launching the e-Zine and disseminating scholarly, inspiring, and easy …

Leadership as an Early Career Psychologist

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Julie Radico, Psy.D., ABPP (Pronouns: She/Her) Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology Associate Professor Department of Family & Community Medicine Penn State Health Individuals pursuing and/or newly involved in leadership may face a steep learning curve. There are many opportunities for leadership as an ECP, but also many questions (e.g. “am I qualified,” “should I apply,” “when should I speak …

Growth of the Graduate Student Research Awards Program in SfHP

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Ali A. Weinstein, Ph.D. George Mason University Allison Jane Carroll, Ph.D. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Amanda A. Almond, PhD CUNY’s New York City College of Technology In 2019, the Health Research Council of the SfHP successfully petitioned the Division to expand the research grants offered to graduate students. Since that time, the diversity of the grant topic areas …

Psychological Treatments for Headache Disorders

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Danielle Miro, Ph.D., ABPP Licensed Psychologist, DC Health Psychology Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology  In March 2022, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) hosted a continuing education webinar highlighting evidence-based psychological treatments for headache disorders presented by Drs. Elizabeth Seng, Ethan Benore, and Noah Rosen. This article aims to provide an overview of the presentation and key clinical takeaways.  Did …

Careers in Health Psych: An Interview with Dr. Alexandra Ross, a Pediatric Headache Psychologist

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Alexandra C. Ross, Ph.D.  Lead Psychologist, Pediatric Brain Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco  Jessica Kruse Alexandra Ross, PhD is lead psychologist in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Pediatric Brain Center, where she specializes in evaluating and treating children with chronic headaches and other neurological disorders. She is an …

Getting a Jump-Start on the Next Big Thing in Healthcare…AND…the Big Thing After That

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Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD Society for Health Psychology President bward.zimmerman@cox.net Calling All Members With your vision, expertise, and collaboration the Society for Health Psychology can amplify its impact, routinely activating changes in healthcare and health outcomes by disseminating psychological science widely and expediently. Our Board has positioned the Society to proactively identify intersecting health and behavior needs in the areas of …

Early career lessons in navigating pediatric chronic pain care during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Grace S. Kao, Ph.D., ABPP Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology Pediatric Pain Psychologist Pediatric Pain Medicine Division|Psychology Section Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and Pediatrics Texas Children’s Hospital They say time seems to speed up as one grows older. Indeed, it is strange to look back and recognize I have been …

Implicit Organizational Bias

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Miraj U. Desai, PhD  Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry Yale University The American Psychological Association’s new apology and resolutions concerning psychology’s long-standing support of racism and inequity are long overdue. Expansive in scope, the resolutions touch on every sphere of psychology, from education and practice to science and service delivery. And yet, despite now seeking to challenge racism and bias …

(Re-)Shaping NIH: A Call to Action to Elevate Behavioral Medicine

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Matthew M Burg, Shawna Ehlers, Allison J Carroll, KayLoni Olson, Josh Eyer Dr. Francis Collins ended his leadership of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in late December. This presents an opportunity for change, for a rethinking of the NIH mission, and for a new focus of NIH funding. The problem We have long known that 40-60% of chronic disease …

38: 43 and Going Strong

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Barbara L. Andersen, PhD, President The Society for Health Psychology (SfHP, APA Division 38) was founded in 1978 as a constituent part of the American Psychological Association (APA).  I note these facts as my career is as old as that of the division’s (please don’t do the math).  I wasn’t trained in health psychology or anything remotely like it.  My …