Associate Professor of Psychology Jamie Bodenlos has been named the recipient of the 2018-19 Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award. Bestowed by the Psi Chi Board of Directors, the award is the highest honor given to a chapter advisor of the International Honor Society in Psychology.
The award letter cites Bodenlos as “a role model for psychology students and Psi Chi advisors everywhere.” In recognition of “outstanding work” on behalf of the HWS chapter of Psi Chi, Bodenlos will receive a $1,000 award, $500 for the chapter and two engraved plaques.
The award honors Florence L. Denmark, Ph.D. A pioneer in the field of the psychology for women and a former president of both Psi Chi and the American Psychological Association, she made an astounding impact as a speaker, writer, teacher and a dedicated Psi Chi faculty advisor.
Founded in 1929, Psi Chi is the largest student psychological organization in the world. It recognizes and promotes excellence in the science and application of psychology through scholarship, member development and chapter experiences.
An expert on the ties between psychological conditions and weight gain or loss, Bodenlos earned her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. from Western Carolina University, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. Before joining the HWS faculty in 2009, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and then served as an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine.
A licensed New York State psychologist, Bodenlos has received various grants and awards for her research on obesity and obesity-related behaviors and diseases, among other topics. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Appetite, Obesity and the Journal of American College Health.