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About the Center
We are a multidisciplinary group that draws upon the disciplines of anthropology, behavioral medicine, education, psychology, public health, and sociology to pioneer research on psychosocial phenomena involved in healthy living. Basic research on wellness within a chronic illness context provides a foundation for the future development of psychosocial and behavioral interventions that encourage health-related behavioral change. As chronic illness can affect anyone – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status – we strive to identify, from a multicultural perspective, psychosocial factors critical to the development of effective interventions. Factors may include health-compromising/enhancing behaviors, social support, quality of life, stress and coping strategies, depression, anxiety, stigma and workplace issues. We also examine positive psychological constructs such as optimism, hopefulness, forgiveness, spirituality/religiosity and meaning making that may contribute to resilience in people living with chronic illnesses.
Additionally, we provide psychoeducational services to communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our service component offers education and training to community agency personnel and health care providers as well as chronically ill individuals motivated to learn adaptive coping strategies.
University students play a crucial role in the operations of the Center for Psychosocial Health Research and participate in all stages of research, service and outreach processes. In addition, didactic instruction and opportunities to collaborate with members of various communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area provide a comprehensive learning experience for students.
Congratulations AJ Guerrero for receiving a Raupe Travel Award
Congratulations Michelle Smith for making the Dean's List and receiving a Raupe Travel Award
Congratulations Steven Hauf and Michelle Smith for being accepted to present research at The American Psychosomatic Society in Miami, Fl.
Welcome to our two newest board members: Dr. Parsons and Dr. Prybutok
Dr. Mark Vosvick has been elected as Chair of the UNT Faculty Senate Committee
Congratulations AJ Guerrero for receiving a UNT Multicultural Scholastic Award and a UNT General Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Tara Steinberg who won the Outstanding Intern of the Year Award for exemplary achievement in clinical and research activities at her internship site in Baltimore
The Center welcomes new graduate students Matt and Krystal
Mark Pierson received the UNT Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
Congratulations to Brooke Gomez, Justin Litvin and Alex Wike for receiving Raupe Travel Grants