Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Members in the News

The following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members and their research were recently featured in news articles or videos. To have your news spot featured in the next issue of Outlook, please email lbullock@sbm.org.

Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH
Dr. Albright’s study of postpartum women and physical activity was featured in a segment of the public radio program Public Health Minute with William Latimer on September 15. The segment is now being featured on NPR stations across the U.S.

Garrett I. Ash, PhD
Dr. Garret was quoted in an August 5 article in Scientific American for his research investigating association between genetic variation and endurance athlete status among Ethiopian Olympians and controls.

Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Bormann, a nurse research scientist representing the VA San Diego Healthcare System, was quoted in the August issue of Oprah magazine on the practice of Mantram Repetition, a portable, mindful-spiritual strategy for symptom management.

Katherine S. Hall, PhD
Dr. Hall’s research about physical performance and physical activity across the adult lifespan showed that physical declines begin earlier than expected, often when people are still in their 50s, particularly in domains such as balance and lower body strength. This work was featured in several press outlets in August, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Real Simple, and Provider.

Claudio R. Nigg, PhD
Dr. Nigg’s study that assessed whether renovating playgrounds motivates children to be physically active was featured in a segment of the public radio program Public Health Minute with William Latimer on September 15. The segment is now being featured on NPR stations across the U.S.

Michelle L. Segar, PhD, MPH, MS
Dr. Segar had her book, No Sweat, and her research on methods that help people develop a personal and positive meaning for exercising featured in September on NPR's new Magic Pill show about the benefits of exercise.