Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, who has recently been elected as an Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Fellow!
Fellows of the Academy (ABMR) are elected by the Membership Committee after being nominated by two Academy Fellows. The primary criteria for ABMR membership are high levels of productivity, excellence and broad recognition for their accomplishments. In selecting fellows the Academy is pursuing its mission to “advance the field of behavioral medicine by creating and disseminating knowledge, cultivating discourse, and inspiring change that culminates in better health for all.”
ABMR is composed of distinguished scholars elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to behavioral medicine research, providing a forum for leaders in behavioral medicine to promote excellence in behavioral science, contribute guidance for the direction of the field, and serve as a resource for governmental and academic entities as well as the general public.
Dr. Giscombé is a Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness. Her program of research focuses on understanding and reducing stress-related health disparities among African Americans. Her research incorporates sociohistorical and biopsychosocial perspectives to investigate how stress and coping strategies contribute to stress-related psychological and physical health outcomes.