Health psychology and behavioral medicine researchers in Canada: An environmental scan

Kharah M. Ross, Ryan Hoggan, Tavis S. Campbell, Jennifer Gordon, Vincent Gosselin Boucher, Eric Kim, Kim Lavoie, Wolfgang Linden, Joshua A. Rash, Codie R. Rouleau, Sherry H. Stewart, Justin Presseau

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The purpose of this study is to characterize contemporary Canadian health psychology through an environmental scan by identifying faculty, research productivity and strengths, and collaborator interconnectivity. Profiles at Canadian universities were reviewed for faculty with psychology doctorates and health psychology research programs. Publications were obtained through Google Scholar and PubMed (Jan/18–Mar/21). A total of 284 faculty were identified. Cancer, pain, and sleep were key research topics. The collaborator network analysis revealed that most were linked through a common network, with clusters organized around geography, topic, and trainee relationships. Canada is a unique and productive contributor to health psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-523
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • Canada
  • collaborator network analysis
  • environmental scan
  • health psychology
  • productivity


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