More than 50 University of Miami faculty members and graduate students contributed to the first encyclopedia devoted to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of behavioral medicine, the Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. UM’s cross-disciplinary team was led by Editor in Chief Marc D. Gellman, research associate professor of psychology and associate director for administration at the Behavioral Medicine Research Center, and Associate Editor Alan M. Delamater, professor of pediatrics and psychology.
Spanning four volumes and including 700 contributing authors from 26 countries, the encyclopedia is a major resource for health care professionals, and includes more than 1,200 synopses and full-length essays covering many aspects of behavioral medicine principles, research, clinical investigations, health policies, and much more.
Each volume opens with an introduction by Stephen M. Weiss, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Neil Schneiderman, the James L. Knight Professor of Psychology, professor of medicine, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and biomedical engineering, and director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center.
Dozens of other faculty and graduate students from the Miller School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies contributed to the compendium, which was published by Springer, a global leader in scientific publications.