A faculty-scientist of the Institute for Health Research and Policy has been awarded prestigious recognition by her peers in behavioral medicine.
Dr. Jun Ma, who directs the Institute’s Center for Health Behavior Research, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.
A professor in the Division of Health Policy and Administration in the UIC School of Public Health, Dr. Ma has been an IHRP Fellow since arriving at UIC in 2015.
With funding from the National Institutes of Health, she studies new delivery models and neurophysiological mechanisms of behavior change interventions addressing multiple major chronic conditions that are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States at the IHRP.
Dr. Ma will be honored at the academy's annual meeting held June 21-24, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Academy annually recognizes senior scientists for research excellence in behavioral medicine. The international honorary society was founded in 1978 as part of an Institute of Medicine meeting on the then-emerging scientific field.
Before joining the UIC faculty in 2015, Dr. Ma was a senior scientist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and a consulting professor in Stanford University's Department of Medicine, with which she continues to collaborate on research. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, where she serves on the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health.