Public Health professor named Society for Health Psychology Volunteer of the Year

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Ali Weinstein, professor of global and community Health (GCH) and senior scholar in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, has been named the 2023 Society for Health Psychology (SfHP)  (Division 38 of the American Psychological Association(APA)) Volunteer of the Year. SfHP recognizes those who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions to the field of health psychology, the study of psychological and behavioral processes in health, illness, and health care.   

The Barbara A. Keeton Award for SfHP Volunteer of the Year honors an individual who has gone above-and-beyond in their volunteer service to their councils, committees, interest groups and task forces. Weinstein has previously served in a variety of roles including Student Council Chair and Chair of the Health Research Council. She is a Fellow of the APA and SfHP.  

“Through volunteer service to the Society for Health Psychology, I was able to meaningfully contribute to enhancing the support available to our next generation of health psychologists. During my interactions and time with the Society, I’ve worked with amazing people and have found a professional home with people that I am honored to call colleagues,” said Weinstein.  

Weinstein was praised by Barbara Keeton, the award’s namesake and first ever awardee of the SfHP Volunteer of the Year title, for her generosity. Keeton described Weinstein as consistently willing to serve in important roles within the Society whenever she was asked.  

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