Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
President
Professor at Northwell Health
Monica Baskin, PhD
President-Elect
Professor and Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity
at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
Immediate Past-President
Nominating Committee Chair

Professor at the University of Connecticut
Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA
Secretary/Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair

Executive Director at Senior Coastsiders
Margaret Schneider, PhD
Member Delegate
Researcher at the University of California, Irvine
Lila J. Rutten, PhD, MPH
Member Delegate
Director of Population Science, CSHCD at Mayo Clinic
Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH
Member Delegate
Assistant Professor at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

 

Council Chairs

Heather Cole-Lewis, PhD
Digital Health Council Chair
Behavioral Scientist at Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions
Amy Huebschmann, MD, MS
Education, Training, and Career Development Council Chair
Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver
Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Health Policy Council Chair
Assistant Professor at DePaul University
Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH
Membership Council Chair
Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University
Megan McVay, PhD
Publications and Communications Council Chair
Assistant Professor at University of Florida
E. Amy Janke, PhD
Scientific and Professional Liaison Council Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology at University of the Sciences
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD
Special Interest Group Council Chair
Assistant Member at Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Committee Chairs

Robert M. Kaplan, PhD
Awards Committee Chair
Professor at Stanford
Monica L. Wang, ScD
Civic and Public Engagement Committee Chair
Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health
TBD
Development Committee Chair
Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA
Finance Committee Chair
Executive Director at Senior Coastsiders
Akilah J. Dulin, PhD
Health Policy Committee Chair
Assistant Professor at Brown University
Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair
Professor at the University of Connecticut
L. Alison Phillips, PhD
Program Committee Chair
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University
Dori Steinberg, PhD, RD
Program Committee Co-Chair
Associate Professor at Duke University School of Nursing

 

Editors

Kevin S. Masters, PhD
Annals of Behavioral Medicine Editor-In-Chief
Professor at the University of Colorado Denver
Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research Editor-In-Chief
Director/Professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University Health System
Crystal Lumpkins, PhD
Outlook Newsletter Editor
Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Rajani S. Sadasivam, PhD
Website Editor
Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

 


Councils

 

This council works on developing partnerships with the digital health industry and other professional societies focused on digital health; positioning SBM as a leader in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of high impact, evidence-based digital health solutions; identifying opportunities for SBM to create educational content that can be disseminated via technology-mediated channels to raise awareness of SBM’s work and potentially generate revenue for the Society; working to secure funding for Annual Meeting activities through an expanded digital health vendor presence at the Annual Meeting; supporting SBM members doing digital health research by making connections between academic researchers and industry and facilitating SBM recognition of member digital health contributions.

The mission of the Education, Training & Career Development (ETCD) Council is to provide SBM members with opportunities and support to enhance their training and career development throughout all phases of their careers in behavioral medicine.

This council is responsible for identifying existing education and training programs and promoting the development of new interdisciplinary education, training, and career development efforts in behavioral medicine.

This council is charged with developing and fostering health policy initiatives and activities congruent with the mission of the society. The council is responsible for ensuring coordination of the activities of the Health Policy Committee and the Civic and Public Engagement Committee.

This council is charged with building and maintaining a multi-disciplinary membership of behavioral medicine professionals. The Membership Council is responsible for the evaluation of applications for membership and the establishment of appropriate criteria for membership.

This council is responsible for disseminating the highest quality scientific information and literature to members, non-member health professionals, and the general public.

This council is charged with developing and fostering joint interdisciplinary programs and services with other professional organizations.

This council is charged with developing and fostering scientific activities in specific fields and specialties, joint interdisciplinary programs and services with other professional organizations, and represents scientific specialties of the society in the international behavioral medicine community. Find our full list of special interest groups here.

 


Committees

This committee is charged with soliciting and reviewing nominations for SBM Achievement Awards and determining the recipients. It is also charged with providing recommendations regarding awards policy. The Awards Committee is additionally charged with considering members for the status of Fellow subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

This 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 SBM. The environment includes, but is not limited to, current or proposed laws, regulations, and practices. Activities may include the development and publication of position statements, journal articles, opinion pieces, letters to editors, blogs, tweets, and legislator or regulator education.

This committee promotes SBM to targeted organizations and groups, and identifies and solicits support from potential sponsors for SBM activities and events.

This committee makes recommendations regarding fiscal policy to the Board, including but not limited to proposals and recommendations regarding investment and management of SBM reserves and annual budgets.

This 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 highlighting the contributions of behavioral medicine in advancing healthcare and public health.

This committee oversees the society's election of Board officers and member delegates, with a goal of maintaining balanced professional representation among SBM’s officers, including a balance among the professional groups and disciplines whose diversity is a major strength of the society.

This committee is responsible for reviewing, selecting, and planning the program for the SBM Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. 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 sponsorships, and develops a guide of local attractions.

 


Contact information can be found here.

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