"Monica Baskin, Ph.D."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D., has been selected president-elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Baskin was inducted as SBM president-elect during the society’s 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C. She officially began her one-year term during the society’s business meeting March 9. She will become society president in April 2020. Baskin was selected as president-elect through a vote by SBM members.

Baskin is a professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine at UAB and, in 2016, was named inaugural vice chair for Culture and Diversity for the UAB School of Medicine. Her research focuses on minority health and health disparities, community-based participatory approaches, and the intersection of health and place, as well as culturally relevant behavioral interventions for cancer and obesity. Baskin is the recipient of numerous research grants, including a nationally recognized NIH-funded research program to reduce health disparities through community-based research.

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