Health Research Council


Health Research Council

The purpose of the Health Research Council is to promote health psychology research, contribute to the development of future health psychology investigators, and ensure that the SfHP remains a recognized leader in health psychology research.

HRC Roles

  • Granting Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards to graduate students annually
  • Liaising with other APA and SfHP committees as appropriate
  • Providing strategic recommendations to the SfHP Executive Committee regarding research directions such as recommending eminent researchers for expert panels when requested, serving as the source for review processes, or for input on research-related matters brought to the Society.
  • Publicizing new or surging areas of research in health psychology via our Division Listservs.
  • Arranging for the publication of announcements and/or articles in The Health Psychologist, on the SfHP website, and the Society’s listserv.

Student Research Awards

Two types of awards are granted:

Student Research Award: Funds research for six students

Student Travel Award: Funds travel to the three highest rated student submissions to the APA annual convention.

Useful Links


Joshua Eyer, PhD


KayLoni Olson, PhD

Vice-Chair of Health Research Council

Ali A. Weinstein, PhD

PAST Chair of Health Research Council

Allison Carroll, PhD

Secretary and
Research Communications Liaison

Diana A. Chirinos Medina, PhD

Diversity Council Liaison

Amanda Almond, PhD

Renee Magnan, PhD

Mary Amanda Dew, PhD

Shawna L. Ehlers, PhD

Carolyn Tucker, PhD

Kathleen Torsney, PhD

Matthew M. Burg, PhD

Doerte Junghaenel, PhD

Lynne Unikel, PhD

Chrystal Spencer

Student Advisory Council Liaison

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]