There are eight standing committees of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Chair: Edwin B. Fisher, PhD
The Awards Committee solicits and reviews nominations for SBM Achievement Awards and determines the recipients. This committee provides recommendations regarding the awards policy. The Awards Committee also solicits and reviews nominations for SBM fellows each year.
Civic and Public Engagement Committee
Chair: Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
The Civic and Public Engagement Committee is charged with continuously monitoring the health policy environment for the purposes of identifying opportunities for endorsing and/or advocating for policies or policy changes congruent with the mission and vision of the society.
Chair: Brent Van Dorsten, PhD
The overall aims of the Development Committee are to (1) promote the society to targeted organizations and groups, and (2) identify and solicit support from potential sponsors for society activities and events.
Chair: Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
This committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding fiscal policy to the Board of Directors, including but not limited to proposals and recommendations regarding investment and management of society reserves. The Finance Committee chair proposes a budget for the next fiscal year for approval by the board. The Finance Committee chair and secretary-treasurer review expenditures periodically.
Health Policy Committee
Chair: Joanna Buscemi, PhD
The Health Policy Committee identifies, assesses and develops key opportunities to inform the policy debate at the federal and state level on issues related to the SBM mission. The Committee may develop policy positions for the society to be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee acting for the board. These shall highlight the contributions of behavioral medicine in advancing healthcare and public health.
Chair: David Marquez, PhD
The Program Committee is responsible for reviewing, selecting and planning the program for the annual meeting. This process includes developing and monitoring the abstract submission process; inviting keynote and other plenary session speakers; developing and monitoring the registration process; and selecting the Local Arrangements Committee that plans/researches local activities and local sponsorship, and develops a guide of local attractions.
If you’re interested in getting involved with a committee, contact the chair of the committee you’d like to join.