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TheHealthPsychologist From the Editor's Desk

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi
Valeria Martinez-Kaigi

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, MS
Clinical Health Psychologist
Spine Wellness Center
Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Institute of Living, Hartford Healthcare 

Welcome to the Fall Issue of The Health Psychologist!  This issue features a new series titled The Presidential Dialogues. The first episode features a discussion on health equity with our SfHP President Dr. Helen L. Koons and APA President Elect 2020 Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly. Don’t miss out on this great conversation!

Also, Dr. Stacy A. Ogbeide discusses the importance of mentorship and how to cultivate mentor/mentee relationships in the Voice of Early Career Psychologists column. The Clinical Highlight column features Dr. Amy Grinberg who underscores the important role health psychologist’s play in treating headache disorders.  

You will also hear from our new Postdoctoral Representative Dr. Megan Douglas about her goals in her newly appointed position and the ebb and flow of navigating a career as postdoc in the midst of a pandemic. The Student Advisory Council Chair, Madeline Konsor, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on trainees and SAC’s 2020-2021 initiatives. 

The second episode of the podcast Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Tablefeatures Dr. Tanecia Blue, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. We continue the discussion from the Summer Issue about her vision for her role to cultivate and facilitate our commitment as a society to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. 

Don’t forget to stay up to date with society announcements in our news section!

Also, do you have a topic you want to bring to the conversation table for the podcast or want to author a piece for a column? Contact me at

I hope you enjoy the Fall Issue!

Well Wishes,

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Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc.
Editor-in-Chief, The Health Psychologist