Student leadership from CHP doctoral student

Aviva Ariel-Donges, M.S., was recently selected to be the next Chair of the Student Advisory Council of the Society for Health PsychologyAviva Ariel-Donges

The Society for Health Psychology (SfHP; Division 38) of the American Psychological Society. SfHP has as its goals:

  • to advance contributions of psychology as a discipline to the understanding of health and illness through basic and clinical research and by encouraging the integration of biomedical information about health and illness with current psychological knowledge;
  • to promote education and services in the psychology of health and illness; and
  • to inform the psychological and biomedical community, and the general  public, on the results of current research and service activities in this area

Aviva is a fifth-year doctoral student in the medical/health psychology track under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Perri. Over the upcoming year as Chair Elect, Aviva will shadow the current Chair (Brown University post-doc KayLoni Olson) and Past Chair (fourth year CHP student Jenny Warnick) to learn the procedures of the SfHP Student Advisory Council. She is looking forward to fostering a collaboration with APAGS’ leadership in order to expand graduate students’ access to information about careers in health psychology. Aviva will serve her term as Chair for the 2018-2019 academic year, during which time she hopes to expand the role of the SfHP Student Advisory Council’s Diversity Committee.