Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease

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Sally A. Shumaker, Susan M. Czajkowski
Springer US, Jan 31, 1994 - Medical - 360 pages
In this groundbreaking work, distinguished contributors explore the myriad relationships between networks of social support and the development, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with cardiovascular disease. Chapters span the range from conceptual to methodological issues, and take into account gender, environmental, and cultural differences. The book will provide a wealth of information for clinicians and students in the fields of behavioral medicine, psychophysiology, and cardiovascular disease.

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Sally A. Shumaker, PhD, is a Tenured Full Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Research, one of four Directors of the Translational Science Institute, and Director of the Office of Intercampus Program Development at Wake Forest University. She received her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, and completed postdoctoral training in health and environmental psychology, and epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine and UCLA. In addition to her training in the behavioral and social sciences, Dr. Shumaker is formally trained in negotiations, executive coaching and mediation. She conducts workshops and training in these areas for the Association of American Medical College and other national groups, and is a faculty advisor to senior faculty at academic health centers in the United States and Canada.