Laura Kubzansky recognized for contributions to field

October 30, 2013 — Laura Kubzansky, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), recently was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR).

Kubzansky, also director of the Society and Health Psychophysiology Laboratory at HSPH, has published extensively on the role of psychological and social factors in health, with a particular focus on the effects of stress and emotion on heart disease. She is widely recognized for her work demonstrating that emotions play an important role in the development of a number of disease outcomes including cardiovascular disease, lung function decline, and cancer.

APA bestows fellowship status on “members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.”

AMBR, “the premier honorary scientific organization for scientists working at the interface of behavior and medicine,” elects members based on their scientific productivity and recognition in the field.

— Amy Roeder

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Happiness & health (Harvard Public Health)