We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This year, there are six awards, sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN), the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association (SfHP), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and the German Society of Behavioral Medicine (DGVM).
The purpose of the award is to facilitate a collaboration between an early career researcher/professional and an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. In 2022, winners will receive $1,000 USD to offset costs of collaborative activities. Applicants can be trainees or early career researchers or professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree (career disruptions excluded). Please note that the format of this award has been modified in 2022 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and international travel will not be permitted as part of the award activities.
Applications are due May 2, 2022. Applicants will be notified via email by the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Committee regarding the outcome of their applications in June 2022.
Enquiries can be directed to H.B.InternationalAward@gmail.com.
Congratulations to our Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award recipients. This year, we had eight recipients:
Arwa Ben Salah will collaborate with Mustafa al’Absi at the University of Minnesota Medical School (USA) to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress, mental health, and substance use behaviors with specific attention to regional challenges, and will also focus on identifying factors that may buffer the impact of CIVID-19 related stress.
Connor Gleadhill will collaborate with Hopin Lee at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) to enable capacity building for clinicians performing a trial on a lifestyle behavioural approach in a regional primary care setting.
Delfin Lovelina will collaborate with Mark Parascandola at the National Cancer Institute (USA) to assess the pattern and prevalence of smokeless tobacco consumption, its associated factors for its consumption, oral cancer awareness and to derive effective cessation strategy among the users.
Rossmary Marquez-Lameda will collaborate with Ricarda Nater-Mewes at the University of Vienna to conduct a qualitative study to understand Venezuelan displaced women’s access to family planning services in Peru, including contraception.
Brett Messman will collaborate with Joshua Wiley at the Monash University (Australia) on a series of studies exploring the psychometric properties of sleep variability, sociodemographic differences in sleep variability, and the dynamics between sleep variability and mental health outcomes (e.g., insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression).
Carley O'Neill will collaborate with Billy Sperlich at the University of Würzburg (Germany) to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis examining sex and gender differences among cardiovascular disease patients on the impact of wearable devices on physical activity levels, usability of such devices, and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Michelle Pebole will collaborate with Simon Rosenbaum at the University of New South Wales (Australia) to assess experiences with and perceptions of Australian accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) about the impact of sexual violence on individuals accessing their care.
Isabela Roque Marcal will collaborate with Jennifer Reed at the University of Ottawa (Canada) to systematically review the evidence of the impact of sex and gender on the effects of exercise interventions on physical and mental health in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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Congratulations to our Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award recipients. This year, we had five recipients:
Suzanne Tanya Nethan will visit
Dr Tami-Maury at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre to contribute to a project based
on assessing the use pattern of betel quid among Asian immigrants and Asian descents living in Texas
Thomas Kraynak will visit Professor Hugo Critchley at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School to adapt a standard psychological stress paradigm to experimentally manipulate cardiac viscerosensory signaling
Tess Langfield will visit Dr Philippe Gilchrist at the Macquarie University to investigate the impact of glassware design on drinking behaviours
Leslie Johnson will visit Professor Brian Oldenburg at the University of Melbourne to examine the prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among participants in the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (K-DPP) and conduct a culturally-sensitive qualitative analysis identifying anxiety triggers related to diabetes care among adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus in India
Chloe Huelsnitz will visit Professor Urte Scholz at the University of Zurich to understand how to optimize social control to improve individual and dyadic health while also maintaining or improving relationship functioning
Congratulations to our Contribution to International Collaboration award recipients. This year, we had four recipients:
Freddie Rivera, who will use the award to help provide training to health personnel in Puerto Rican schools to help identify trauma-related symptoms in students and assist in referring them to appropriate evidence-based mental health services.
Joshua Wiley, PhD, who will travel to Arizona USA to work with Prof Weihs on adapting an emotion regulation in cancer intervention for online and remote delivery.
Jessica Latak, PhD, will be traveling to the lab of Dr Susan Ayers to qualitatively examine women’s psychological adaptation to pregnancy, and investigate associations with postnatal mental health.
Dabiana Brito Silva, PhD, MS, BSN, will be visiting A/Prof Fabio Benedetti to adapt and evaluate intervention materials from a lifestyle modification program delivered in community settings.
Congratulations to our Contribution to International Collaboration award recipients. This year, we had three recipients:
Samantha van Beurden, PhD student of Medical Studies at the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK will be traveling to the lab of Dr. Petra Staiger, PhD, at Deakin University in Australia to adapt a dietary impulse management intervention for use in problem drinkers (ISBM awardee).
Lydia Roos, PhD student of Health Psychology at the University of North Carolina in the USA, will be traveling to the lab of Dr Nicolas Rohleder, PhD, at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany to evaluate the role of emotion regulation strategies in acute stress reactivity using a repeated acute stress paradigm (SfHP awardee).
Patricia Moreno, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the USA, will be traveling to the lab of Dr. Manual Ortiz, PhD at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile to evaluate psychosocial factors and cardiometabolic dysregulation in adult Chilean cancer survivors (APS awardee).