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 ahahn@sbm.org.

Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD and Devon Noonan, PhD
Drs. Simmons and Noonan were quoted in a Forbes article about the coming challenges to improving rural women’s cancer risk under the Trump Administration.

Dr. James Sallis, PhD
Dr. Sallis was quoted in UC San Diego Health , Health Day, The Casper Star Tribune, and The Arizona Daily Sun about his work on a three part Lancet series on urban design, transport, and health.

Dr. Shelley Bluethman, PhD
Dr. Bluethmann was interviewed in Forbes and HemOnc Today about her study on prevalence trajectories and co-morbidities in older cancer survivors.

William Redd, PhD and Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, PhD
Drs. Redd and Valdimarsdottir were quoted in the Wall Street Journal about their recent research on systematic light exposure to treat cancer-related fatigue, depression and sleep disturbance.

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH
Dr. Segar is honored to have been invited to deliver a Presidential Lecture at the American College of Sport's Medicine 2017 conference in Denver.  Her work about setting and achieving health goals has recently been featured on Michigan Radio and NPR, in The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and on Self.com.

Claudio R. Nigg, PhD, FSBM
Dr. Nigg was interviewed for Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine in a piece they did on "streaking goals," when a person sets one goal then immediately sets another and get a streak going.  In the article he shares what makes these streaks more likely.

Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher MD, PhD
Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher was recently interviewed on her research linking cardiomyopathy with anxiety and PTSD symptoms on Providence, RI’s NBC 10 news.

Lee Ritterband, PhD and Karen Ingersoll, PhD
Research by Dr. Ritterband, Dr. Ingersoll, and a multidisciplinary team had their work showing the effectiveness of SHUTi, a web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia intervention, in a randomized clinical trial with one year follow-up featured in multiple media outlets including: NBC Nightly News, US News, The NY Times, Forbes, Reuters,  BBC, and  The Guardian.