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Child and Family Health

Chair: Pamela Behrman, PhD
Co-Chair: Lisette Jacobson, PhD
Immediate Past Chair: Nataliya Zelikovsky, PhD

Description/Mission Statement

The Child and Family Health Special Interest Group (SIG) is an interdisciplinary forum for members of the Society of Behavioral Medicine concerned with the health and well-being of children, adolescents and families. Members of this SIG have interests bridging biological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social functioning of children and adolescents with a focus on understanding contextual, social ecological influences on child health and development. Members are involved in the conduct of research and provision of services to promote child health and development, prevent childhood illness and injury, and foster family adjustment to chronic illnesses and other physical conditions of childhood. This SIG aims to advance and disseminate knowledge, foster professional networks to produce high-quality collaborative research, and ultimately enhance the health and well-being of children, adolescents and families.