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Volume 51 Number 2
The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) is pleased to announce the awarding of SCRA Fellow status to Dr. Louis Brown, Dr. Judith Meyers, Dr. Maury Nation, Dr. Stephanie Reich, and Dr. Barbara Yee.
Election to Fellow status requires evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person’s work have had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state, or regional level. A SCRA Fellow is someone who provides evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in community research and action. SCRA Fellows show evidence of distinctive contributions to knowledge and/or practice in community psychology that are recognized by others as excellent and impact beyond the immediate setting in which the Fellow works. For the full list of SCRA fellows, please see http://www.scra27.org/members1/member-awards/scra-fellows/. Here is a brief introduction to our new SCRA Fellows for 2018.
Louis Brown – Dr. Brown is engaged in academia and scholarship through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has active lines of research with community prevention coalitions, self-help and mutual support, school-based preventive interventions, community engagement, and Hispanic health. Dr. Brown has over 30 publications and has served as the principal investigator on 14 grants totaling over $1.6 million.
Judith Meyers –Dr. Meyers is President and CEO of Children’s Fund of Connecticut (CHDI; 2002-Present). She has played a significant role over 35 years in the development and advancement of the Systems of Care framework for children’s mental health. Under her leadership, CHDI grew from 1 employee to 30 and more than quadrupled its annual operating budget. Dr. Meyers is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Practice award in 2017, Past-President of Division 37, and past member of the SCRA investment and finance committees.
Maury Nation –Dr. Nation is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University. A central focus of Dr. Nation’s research has been on understanding and developing effective prevention programs with a particular interest in youth violence and substance abuse prevention. He has over 40 publications and is currently the PI of a $4.9 million grant from NIJ, for a project titled National Longitudinal Study on Youth Safety and Well-being.
Stephanie Reich –Dr. Reich is an Associate Professor in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Her area of focus is on understanding social networking and social support, exemplary prevention programs for families and children, and expansion of the scope and breadth of community psychology as an internationally defined discipline. Dr. Reich has over 40 publications and is currently the PI on a $2.96 million grant on using baby books to improve parenting and child outcomes. She served as Secretary of SCRA from 2013-2016.
Barbara Yee –Dr. Yee is Professor and Chair at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Two major themes in her work are ethno-gerontology, and diversity and resiliency in health and mental health over the life span. Dr. Yee has over 45 publications, and she is currently a Division 45 and APA Fellow. She is interested in expanding and contributing to the building of knowledge regarding community research and action for these vulnerable, yet understudied populations, especially Asian and Pacific Islanders.
Please join us in congratulating these newest distinguished Fellows of SCRA!