Councils & Committees
The purpose of the Diversity Council and its Committees is to provide communication, oversight, and coordination of major Division interests, activities, and goals related to issues of diversity. To promote and enhance diversity in health psychology, the Diversity Council maintains liaison relationships with the APA Public Interest Directorate and informs the Executive Committee and other Division Councils and Committees regarding matters of diversity that may impact their plans and goals.
The Diversity Council focuses its collective efforts on issues of minority health and health disparities. Each committee continues autonomous efforts while providing their perspective on these issues. Our goals include providing information to our membership through enhanced website content, webinars, a regular column in the newsletter, and programming at the annual conference.
Chair: John Ruiz, Ph.D., email@example.com
Women and Health Committee
The committee continues to develop web content spotlighting issues specific to women's health as well as develop and refine the virtual mentor project.
Chair: Catherine Schuman, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Disparities Committee
The mission of the committee is to strengthen the scientific foundation of research, clinical practice, and policy development aimed at eliminating health disparities. To this end, our goal is to disseminate information about the state-of-the-science concerning biopsychosocial factors that contribute to health disparities. The intended audience includes our scientific and clinical colleagues, other health care providers, policy makers and the public at large. You can find information about racism and health disparities here
Chair: Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D., email@example.com
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee
The purpose of the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee is to elevate the visibility of current scientific research via collaborations across multiple divisions of APA. A current goal of the committee is to have each member join with other committees within Division 38.
Chair: Georita Marie Frierson, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging and Health Committee
A primary activity of the committee is the management of the semi-annual Developmental Health Award (sponsored by Divisions 20 and 38). The recipient of this award gives an invited address at the APA Convention in odd-numbered years.
Chair: Lynn Martire, Ph.D., email@example.com
APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology
The purposes of this position are to promote interaction between members of Division 38 and psychologists and related professionals in the international community, and to promote the visibility of international issues and resources to members of Division.
Chair: Zina Trost, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
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