Health psychology.- Health promotion and disease prevention.- Aging and quality of life.- Nutrition and exercise.- Behavioral cardiology.- Behavioral oncology.- Behavioral orthopedics and sports medicine.- Sexual and reproductive health.- Adolescent and women's health.- Chronic disease, pain, and disability.- Psychoneuroimmunology.- Stress and coping.- HIV/AIDS.- Public health.- Epidemiology.- Healthcare policy and administration.- Genetics and genomics as they apply to risk factors and morbidity.- Complementary and alternative medicine.- Eating disorders, including obesity.- Substance abuse and addictive behavior (alcohol, drugs, tobacco).- Depression, anxiety, other mental health issues.- Behavioral medicine education and training.- Behavioral medicine research methodology, design, implementation, interpretation, and reporting.
From Neil Schneiderman's Foreword:
Because behavioral medicine has been constructed based on the understanding of relationships among behavior, psychosocial processes, and sociocultural contexts, the field is well positioned to take a leadership role in informing future health care policies. The field of behavioral medicine appears to have a bright, important future....
A small sampling of entries from Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine:
Abuse, child; Active coping; Adherence; Adrenaline; AIDS; Back pain; Behavioral medicine; Benefit-risk estimation; Binge eating; Bogalusa Heart Study; Cachexia; Cancer prevention; Cancer, testicular; Children's Health Study; Chronobiology; Coping strategies; Database development and management; Death, assisted; Developmental disabilities; Diabetes; Disparities; Eating disorders; Ecosocial theory; Effect modification; End-of-life care; Epigenetics; Expressive writing and health; Fall risk behavior; Family practice/medicine; Family, relationships; Fatigue; Foot care; Functional somatic syndromes; Galvanic skin response ; Gender differences ; Gene-environment interaction; Genetic polymorphisms ; Genital herpes ; Hamilton Anxiety Scale; Headaches, types of; Health systems; Hearing loss; Heart failure; Heart rate; Illness behavior; Immune function; Insomnia; Integrative medicine; Ischemic heart disease; Kaposi sarcoma; Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Study; Learned helplessness; Lifespan; Lifestyle, sedentary; Lipid abnormalities; Loneliness; Lung function; Magnetic resonance imaging; Maternal stress; Mean (average); Medication compliance; Methodology; Mini Mental State Examination; National Cancer Institute; National Children's Study; Negative affect; Neuroendocrine activation; Nigh shift workers and health; Obesity; Occupational therapy; Organ transplantation; Osteopenia/osteoporosis; Oxytocin; Pain; Pain anxiety; Palliative care; Panic attack; Physical activity interventions; Placebo effect; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Racism; Randomized clinical trial; Regression analysis; Resilience; Risk perception; Risky behavior; Secondary prevention; Selye, Hans; Self-medication; Self-monitoring; Stress test; Successful aging; Tachycardia; Theory of planned behavior; Therapy, physical; Tinnitus; Twin studies; Unipolar depression; Usual care; Validity; Vasoconstriction; Vassopressin; Verbal Rating Scale; Weiss, Stephen M.; Women's health; Women's Health Initiative; Worry; Wound healing; Yoga; Zung Depression Inventory
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.