Tracey A. Revenson, Ph.D.

Hunter College, & the Graduate Center,  City University of New York (CUNY)

Department of Psychology
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065 USA
Email: Tracey.Revenson@hunter.cuny.edu

Caroline F. Zimmermann, M.S.

Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

PhD Program in Psychology
365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 USA
Email: czimmermann@gradcenter.cuny.edu

National Associations

Society for Health Psychology (SfHP)
[also known as Division 38 of the American Psychological Association]


Part of the American Psychological Association’s Convention, meets annually 

Society of Behavioral Medicine


Meets annually

American Psychosomatic Society


  • Psychosomatic Medicine (9 issues per year)
  • APS Newsletter (2-3 issues per year)

Meets annually 

Behavioral Medicine Research Council

Established in January of 2017, the Council consists of 8 members representing four constituent societies: the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychosomatic Society, the Society for Health Psychology, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. As a trusted autonomous joint committee, the BMRC strives to identify strategic, high-priority research goals and encourage multidisciplinary and multicenter research networks by which to pursue them.


Academic Development

List of Post-graduate training programs in the U.S.: https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/training/programs/programs-in-health-psychology-non-clinical/

The Society for Health Psychology has an Education & Training Council that has developed teaching curriculum for the undergraduate level, which is accessible for a range of majors including psychology, nursing, sociology, physical education, and other pre-medicine disciplines. Course objectives, sample syllabi, and other teaching resources are outlined at: https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/training/training-resources/teaching-resources-for-health-psychology/

The Society for Behavioral Medicine collaborated with the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology “Project Syllabus”. This website hosts a database of exemplary peer-reviewed syllabi for psychology courses, including health psychology and behavioral medicine. Submitted syllabi receive feedback based on course design, teaching methods, support for learners, evaluation strategies, and syllabus organization.

Resources for Students and Early Career Professionals

The Society for Health Psychology has a Student council (https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/councils-committees/student-council/) and an Early Career Council (https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/councils-committees/early-career-professional-council/). The Student Council’s Campus Representative Program aims to help students contribute to social advocacy and voice concerns of the student body, develop leadership skills, gain access to research and travel funding, and connect with the wider national organization (https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/resources/student-resources/). They also have a student letter and podcasts (https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/councils-committees/student-council/student-newsletter/)

Members of the Society for Behavioral Medicine have access to 20+ different Special Interest Groups, including a specific Student Special Interest Group that promotes student-oriented programs, peer-to-peer collaboration, and overall professional development. (https://www.sbm.org/membership/special-interest-groups/student)

The American Psychosomatic Society also has several Special Interest Groups, such as the Early Career Network dedicated to networking and leadership opportunities. (https://psychosomatic.org/group/early-career-network/)