Research Committee


Research Committee of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

The Research Committee (RC) is comprised of current members of APAHC, including student members. The RC has been involved in a number of projects to advance the role of psychologists in academic health centers. With that objective in mind, RC members have met and developed collaborative relationships with directors and staff of the AAMC Center for Workforce Studies, the AAMC Data Operations Center, the APA Science Directorate, and the APA Center for Workforce Studies. The RC has been involved in a number of projects. We have also presented at a variety of national conferences, and a manuscript was recently accepted for publication based on one of these presentations. Additional research projects are in progress, or in planning. 

Below is list of recent presentations made by members of the RC based on the RC’s ongoing research agenda and activities:
  • Ward, W., Butt, Z., Yozwiak, J. A., Hayes, N., Hong, B., Daniels, L., Leventhal, G., & Robiner, W. (2017, March). The 2017 membership survey of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers: Scope and preliminary trends. Poster presented at the 8th National Conference of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, Detroit, MI.

  •  Stamm, K., Yozwiak, J. A., Leventhal, G., Robiner, W. N., Rolston, C., Cash, E., Ramirez, L., Williams, A. M., Ward, W. L., Hayes, N., & Washburn, J. J. (2017, March). Collaboration patterns of health service psychologists. Poster presented at the 8th National Conference of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, Detroit, MI.

  • Yozwiak, J. A., Stamm, K., Leventhal, G., Rolston, C., Hamp, A. D., Washburn, J. J., Robiner, W. N., Cash, E., Hayes, N., & Cubic, B. A. (2016, May).Collaboration patterns for health service psychologists in team-based care. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Chicago, IL.

  • LaPaglia, D., Robiner, W. N., Yozwiak, J. A., Brosig, C., Cubic, B., & Leventhal, G. (2015). A shortage of medical residency positions: Parallels with Psychology. Academic Psychiatry, 39, 706-712.

  • Rolston, C., Hamp, A., Leventhal, G., Robiner, W., Hayes, N., Washburn, J., Cubic, B., & Yozwiak, J. A. (2015, February). The APA Health Service Provider Survey: APAHC Research Committee collaboration with the APA Center for Workforce Studies to explore psychologists’ patterns of interprofessional practice. Poster presented at the 7th Meeting of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, Atlanta, GA.

  • Yozwiak, J. A., Leventhal, G., Stamm, K., Rolston, C. D., Washburn, J. J., Hayes, N., Cubic, B. A., Robiner, W. N. (2015, April). Interprofessional education to train psychologists for team-based clinical practice. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Alexandria, VA.

  • Yozwiak, J., Rolston, C., Robiner, W., Leventhal, G., … Lin, L. (2015). How often do health service psychologists work with other health-care providers? News from APA’s Center for Workforce Studies. Monitor on Psychology, 46, 22.

If you would like more information about APAHC Research Committee activities, we encourage you to speak with the members listed above. Also, if you have interest in participating actively in RC activities, please contact RC Co-Chairs, Jerry Leventhal (JERRYUMDNJ@AOL.COM) or John Yozwiak (JAYOZW00@UKY.EDU) about how to become involved.
Committee Co-Chairs
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John Yozwiak, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky School of Medicine
jayozwiak@uky.edu

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Jerry Leventhal, Ph.D.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
jerryumdnj@aol.com