CHOP Research Investigator Named Editor of Leading Psychology Journal


Anne Kazak, Ph.D., Division of Oncology, has been selected to serve as the next editor of Health Psychology, a journal dedicated to furthering the understanding of the scientific relationship among psychological factors, behavior, and physical health and illness.

Dr. Kazak, who previously served as the editor of the Journal of Family Psychology from 2004 to 2009 and of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology from 1998 to 2003, will serve a six-year term as editor of Health Psychology beginning in July 2010. Pediatric research has historically been underrepresented in Health Psychology; Dr. Kazak is focused on encouraging pediatric submissions during her term.

Health Psychology, the scholarly journal of the American Psychological Association, is highly ranked among clinical psychology journals and has one of the highest Impact Factors among all psychology journals. The journal accepts original research with significant theoretical or practical importance and the potential to make an impact on current practices or policies.