Board of Directors

Executive Committee

David E. Conroy, PhD
Professor at The Pennsylvania State University
Margaret L. Schneider, PhD
Researcher at University of California, Irvine
Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Immediate Past-President
Nominating Committee Chair

Professor and Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity
at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA
Finance Committee Chair

Executive Director at Senior Coastsiders
Stephanie Fitzpatrick, PhD
Member Delegate
Program Committee Co-Chair
Clinical Health Psychologist and Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD
Member Delegate
Assistant Member, Moffitt Cancer Center
Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH
Member Delegate
Assistant Professor at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health


Council Chairs

Cynthia Castro Sweet, PhD
Digital Health Council Chair
Senior Director of Clinical Research at Modern Health
Valerie Myers, PhD
Education, Training, and Career Development Council Chair
Associate Director of Clinical Research and Evidence Generation at Glooko, Inc.
Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Health Policy Council Chair
Assistant Professor at DePaul University
Danielle Arigo, PhD, LP
Membership Council Chair
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rowan University
Megan McVay, PhD
Publications and Communications Council Chair
Assistant Professor at University of Florida
Kristin L. Schneider, PhD
Scientific and Professional Liaison Council Chair
Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Robert L. Newton, Jr., PhD
Special Interest Group Council Chair
Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center


Committee Chairs

Frank M. Perna, PhD
Awards Committee Chair
Program Director at the National Cancer Institute
Carly Goldstein, PhD
Civic and Public Engagement Committee Chair
Assistant Professor at Brown Medical School
Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Development Committee Chair
Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago
Akilah J. Dulin, PhD
Health Policy Committee Chair
Assistant Professor at Brown University
Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH
Program Committee Chair
UPMC Health Plan



Tracey A. Revenson, PhD
Annals of Behavioral Medicine Editor-In-Chief
Professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Cheryl L. Knott, PhD
Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research Editor-In-Chief
Professor at University of Maryland
Crystal Lumpkins, PhD
Outlook Newsletter Editor
Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center




Members of the Digital Health Council are committed to working in collaboration with the leadership of SBM and SBM members on efforts intended to advance digital health research and practice in the service of improving individual and population health. Members of the Digital Health Council are also committed to  cultivating, supporting, and showcasing the scientific, instructional, implementation, and translational work done in digital health by SBM members, including our industry partners and other digital health practitioners. This work is a unique asset of our Society, critical to the data-driven optimization of digital health solutions, and one core mechanism for SBM to advance its reach at fostering better health through evidence-based behavior change.

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.



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.