2022 Leadership Institute

The sixth annual Leadership Institute kicked off in March 2022 with a short virtual session, followed by introductory learning community calls and a 2-day in-person workshop held in conjunction with SBM's 2022 Annual Meeting.

Workshop Photo

The 31 Leadership Institute fellows attended sessions on:

  • Understanding yourself as an emerging leader
  • Leadership and each other
  • Effective leadership 
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Creating leadership projects
  • Negotiating
  • Thriving, self-care and leadership in the new normal
  • Thriving amid chaos with productivity ideas
  • Crafting, practicing, and executing highly effective impromptu pitches

Following the workshop, fellows participated throughout the year in individual coaching sessions, developed self-selected leadership projects under the mentorship of recognized SBM leaders, and joined periodic calls with a learning community of five to seven fellows with similar professional interests.

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Leadership Institute fellows:

Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Eric Calloway, PhD
Diane Ehlers, PhD
Shawna Ehlers, PhD
Rebecca Feinstein, PhD, MPH, MSW
Judy Huei-yu Wang, PhD
Erin Kent, PhD
Candyce Kroenke, MD. MPH, ScD
Rebecca Krukowski, PhD
Corinne Leach, PhD, MPH
Julie Lucero, MPH, PhD
Susan Magasi, PhD
Emily Mailey, PhD
Melissa Miller, PhD, MPH
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH

Nia Mitchell, MD, MPH
Minal Patel, PhD, MPH
Christine Pellegrini, PhD
Michele Pergadia, PhD, MS
Elizabeth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L, CDCES
Jessica Rath, PhD, MPH, CHES
Bushra Sabri, PhD
Lisa Schwartz, PhD
Megan Shen, PhD
Jenifer Thomas, PhD
Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW
Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
Katherine Vickery, MD, MSc
Nicole Werner, PhD
Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C

Thank you fellow sponsors:

The Obesity Society (Catherine Kotz, PhD)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD)
University of Minnesota/Hennepin Healthcare (Andrew Busch, PhD, LP)

And a special thank you to the SBM leaders who served as institute mentors and steering committee members:

Norman Anderson, PhD
Gary Bennett, PhD
Deborah Bowen, PhD
Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH
Neil E. Grunberg, PhD
Rebecca E. Lee, PhD
Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Corrine I. Voils, PhD
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD

Steering Committee
Elva Arredondo, PhD
Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Laura L. Hayman, RN, PhD, FAAN
Robin M. Lally, PhD, RN
Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd
Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD
Amy L. Yaroch, PhD