Great Expectations – What the Year Holds for All

TheHealthPsychologist

Mark E. Vogel, Ph.D., ABPP Board Certified in Health Psychology Professor, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine I am honored and delighted to serve as the 2023-2024 President of the Society for Health Psychology.  Fall is the time of great anticipation.  It reminds me of the start of a new academic year and all the possibilities that this holds.  …

Informing Our Future by Honoring Our Past

TheHealthPsychologist

Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD Society for Health Psychology President [email protected] First, a Brief Update on the Present-Day ‘Health of Health Psychology:’ (Term coined by SfHP 1985-1986 President George Stone.) I am pleased to report that as a Society we have much to celebrate!  We are in a position of strength on numerous measures, including the growing diversity of our membership, expansion …

Enriching and Expanding Advancements in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across the Society

TheHealthPsychologist

Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD Society for Health Psychology President [email protected] Building on the momentum of prior leaders, your present leadership continues to dismantle barriers and solidly embed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the culture of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP), weaving actions reflecting these values into the work of every Board, Council, Committee, and Interest Group. With your input …

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

TheHealthPsychologist

Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD Society for Health Psychology President [email protected] 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 …

38: 43 and Going Strong

valeriamartinez-kaigiFrom the President

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 …

desk sign saying president

A Letter From the President

TheHealthPsychologistFrom the President

From your SfHP President > Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP What a year! As I write my final communication as SfHP President, I recognize that few of us have the words to fully capture what the past 18+ months have been like for our members, families, organizations, and communities. It is frankly indescribable. No question that we have faced complex …

desk sign saying president

A Letter From the President

TheHealthPsychologistFrom the President

Dear Society for Health Psychology Colleagues: As we mark the year anniversary of the COVID pandemic in the United State and its devastating impact across the world, I think of the loss of family, friends and colleagues, the disproportionate consequences for communities of color and women, and of the individuals who are now coping with the late effects of this …

desk sign saying president

The Presidential Dialogues

TheHealthPsychologistFrom the President

Greetings SfHP colleagues: I am honored and delighted to serve as the Society for Health Psychology President.  Our 3000 members are involved in vital health psychology research, education and training, clinical services, advocacy and leadership in public and private sectors across the globe. We are also front and center in supporting patients, families, health care workers and health systems facing …

desk sign saying president

This Is Our Society

TheHealthPsychologistFrom the President

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine  In early March, the last time I wrote a President’s column for our newsletter, I had no clear idea what the next few months would look like. I certainly didn’t know how anxious, depressed, scared, angry, and exhausted …

desk sign saying president

(Why) Would I Ever Want To Do That?

TheHealthPsychologistFrom the President

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   The Society for Health Psychology is a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). It can be confusing sometimes: members sometimes equate what the Society does with the Association work, and vice versa. If I had a nickel for …