Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine


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This encyclopedia advances the understanding of behavioral medicine principles and clinical applications among researchers and practitioners in medicine, psychology, public health, epidemiology, nursing, and social work. In addition, the encyclopedia provides useful synergies for sociologists, anthropologists, and undergraduates with some interest in the interface of human health and behavior.

Areas covered include quality of life and lifespan issues; population, health policy, and advocacy issues; health promotion and disease prevention; behavioral care in all types of settings; biological, psychological, and person factors in health behavior change; professional development and practice-related issues; and much more.

This encyclopedia is the first resource to which readers turn for factual, relevant, and comprehensive information to aid in delivering the highest quality services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441910042
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 2116
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Dr Marc Gellman, Editor-in-Chief

Marc Gellman, PhD, is Research Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Miami, FL, where he is also Associate Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Associate Director of the Health Psychology Training Program, and Associate Director of the Behavioral Medicine Training Program. He is the former Secretary of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and long time Board Member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Health Psychology, Psychophysiology, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Psychosomatic Medicine, and the International Journal of Psychophysiology. He is a member of American Psychological Association, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and is also Chairman of the Financial Planning Committee and Program Advisor for the upcoming Eleventh International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, to be held in Washington, DC in 2010.

Previously, Dr Gellman was the Program Chair for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Program Co-chair for the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. He served on the Editorial Board of the Sage Publications scientific book series Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology from 1997 to 2004. He also served as Program Advisor for the Tenth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, held in Tokyo in August 2008.

Dr J. Rick Turner, Co-Editor

Rick Turner, PhD, PGCE, MICR CSci, MTOPRA, is Drug Safety Scholar and Associate Professor of Clinical Research at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Research Triangle Park, NC. Dr Turner’s initial academic career was in the field of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, conducting research at three US academic medical centers (the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and the Medical College of Georgia). During this time he held professorships in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine. He published 50 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier journals (including Annals of Behavioral Medicine and the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine), and received two international research awards for his work in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. He also published the first student textbook in the field of Cardiovascular Reactivity, and four professional edited volumes in the field of Behavioral Medicine. Two of these volumes were published by Springer, and one of them (Hayman LL, Mahon MM, Turner JR, 2002, Health and Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence) received a Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing. Previously, he was the founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Sage Publications scientific book series Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology from 1997 to 2004 (as noted above, Dr Turner selected Dr Gellman to sit on the series’ Editorial Board).

Dr Turner’s current interests are in the design, implementation, and analysis of pharmaceutical clinical trials, and in the field of drug safety. He has published three textbooks and multiple invited papers in these fields, and is regularly invited to speak at international meetings. His work in clinical trials has earned him two Awards from GlaxoSmithKline, and invited Memberships of the Institute of Clinical Research, the (British) Science Council, and The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs. He is also a member of the Society of Clinical Trials and the Drug Information Association. He is particularly interested in the application of Behavioral Medicine principles in pharmacotherapy, e.g., how to improve adherence to pharmaceutical regimens, and how to minimize medication errors to the greatest extent possible.

Table of Contents

Topics covered include: addictive disorders and substance abuse; anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues; aging; adolescent health; behavioral cardiology; behavioral oncology; behavioral orthopedics and sports medicine; chronic diseases; disability and rehabilitation; epidemiology and biostatistics; genetics and genomics; healthcare policy and administration; health promotion and disease prevention; health psychology; integrative medicine; nutrition, eating disorders, and obesity; physical activity and exercise; psychoneuroimmunology; professional issues; public health; quality-of-life; research design and methodology; sexual and reproductive health; stress and coping; and much more

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