Dr. Richard Straub Joins AABC Advisory Board


The American Association is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Richard Straub to the AABC Advisory Board.

Richard-StraubRichard O. Straub received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Columbia University and after serving as a National Institute of Mental Health fellow at the University of California he joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1979.

Currently Dr. Straub is a professor of psychology, chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department and founder of the graduate program in Health Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.  He also serves on the board of directors of the Southwest Michigan’s Consortium for Medical Education and regularly lectures in teaching hospitals.

Professor Straub has created an online learning management system for medical residency programs and authored a series of web-based modules for teaching core competencies in behavioral medicine.

Dr. Straub’s research in health psychology with focus on the mind-body connection has been published in journals such as Health Psychology, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Dr. Straub has authored several popular psychology textbooks with many editions

His textbook Health Psychology is part of the bibliography used to support the AABC fellows certification program.

Welcome aboard!

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