Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Fall 2017

Members in the News

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

Erik Groessl, PhD
Dr. Groessl has had his research on Yoga for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain featured in The San Diego Tribune and was featured in a story about integrating psychological care into hepatitis C clinics to better prepare them to complete antiviral treatment in MD Magazine.  

Shervin Assari, MD, MPH
Dr. Assari recently published a conceptual paper "Unequal Gain of Equal Resources across Racial Groups" in the International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM). The paper reviews more than 20 original articles showing that, potentially due to structural and societal factors, the effects of economic resources and psychological assets are systemically larger for Whites than Blacks.  He also sat on panels at the Brookings Institute and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy to discuss the relevance of these findings for public policy and public health.

James F. Sallis, PhD
Dr Sallis was quoted in US News and World Reports, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Post and The Fifth Estate.

Maryam Gholami, PhD
Dr. Gholami had her article about chronic disease management published on ICareBetter.com.