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Dekker et al. article: “Psychologically Informed Health Care”

By 2 February 2023July 25th, 2023No Comments

This new article in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine is highly relevant to the behavioral medicine community and may be of interest to ISBM members.

The author team includes a group of international collaborators, including Joost Dekker (Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Samuel Sears (East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA), Pernilla Åsenlöf (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden), and Katherine Berry (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK). Notably, Joost Dekker and Pernilla Åsenlöf are also members of the ISBM Board.

The authors define “psychologically informed health care” as “the comprehensive integration of psychological principles into healthcare”. They discuss key characteristics, illustrative vignettes, and future directions for this model of care.

The article is available (open access) at:

You can also contact Joost Dekker, the corresponding author, at

Claire Conley

Claire C. Conley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program within Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Conley’s program of research broadly focuses on psychosocial issues across the cancer continuum, from prevention to end-of-life. Her research aims to promote health behavior change and improve quality of life in the context of cancer.