Ph.D. students present at Society of Behavioral Medicine annual meeting

Six doctoral students in the department of clinical and health psychology presented their posters at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, or SBM, annual meeting March 13-16 in Philadelphia.

The students and their poster titles include:

  • Kelsey Arroyo: “Patient and provider perspectives of psychological follow-up care post-bariatric surgery.”
  • Kelsey Barrett: “Association between social support and outcomes of a behavioral weight management program.”
  • Armaan Shetty: “Associations between body mass index, body image, and self-weighing during a behavioral weight loss program.”
  • Miriam Sheynblyum: “Longitudinal associations between internalized weight stigma, physical activity, and weight loss.”
  • Taylor Swanson: “Associations between self-compassion and weight loss during a behavioral weight loss intervention.”
  • Umelo Ugwoaba: “Development and validation of a meal planning questionnaire for adults engaged in behavioral weight loss treatment.”

Kathryn Ross, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor and associate chair for research, also presented during the breakfast roundtable. The title of her presentation was, “Finding the sweet spot: integrating work, life and family in academia.”

This was the 45th anniversary of the SBM annual meeting. The Society of Behavioral Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment and then applying that knowledge to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations.