The Health Psychologist

Society for Health Psychology

What’s Inside: From the Editor’s Desk

2024 Summer, From the editor's desk, The Health Psychologist

Kourtney Schroeder, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Florida, College of Medicine- Jacksonville

It’s that time again! Welcome to another issue of the e-zine, sharing some especially crafted articles to educate and inform about topics within health psychology. Whether you’re reading these by the pool in this blazing heat or sitting behind a desk, these articles are sure to give some helpful knowledge about a variety of health related issues. 

Dr. Vogel expands upon his previous article in the president’s column, highlighting how our Division has demonstrated the themes of connections, learning, engagement, and growth in this ongoing year. Featured in the Research Highlight column, Toby Dresdner discusses the possibility of behavioral health interventions providing adverse experiences for individuals and the need for clear guidelines in evaluating these types of interventions. 

Delilah Harounian describes the opportunity for utilizing the six pillars of lifestyle medicine as health psychologists to treat individuals with chronic health conditions through a holistic approach. Jennifer Brown shares helpful information to better understand and destigmatize a commonly misunderstood disorder within the medical and mental health field, functional neurological disorder. 

From one of our leaders within the Division, John Richmond Sy, the Diversity Chair of the Student Advisory Council, he provides a thoughtful interview with Dr. Patricia “Patty” Moreno. She describes her work in psycho-oncology with the Hispanic/Latine population and other diverse identities and cultures and how aspiring psychologists can aim to develop their own careers.

Many thanks to the wonderful authors and editorial team for making this issue happen. Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions or an idea for a piece (one does not have to be a member to contribute).


Kourtney Schroeder, Psy.D.

Editor in Chief, The Health Psychologist