"Representation of racial and ethnic minority psychologists is of special importance to the field of health psychology. Members of racial and ethnic minorities experience health disparities that are closely linked to social, economic, and environmental disadvantages."
"A lack of diverse faculty was also identified as a barrier. Minority faculty serve as role models for young minority students. "
"The nation is diversifying, and so should the field of health psychology to meet the nation’s needs. Although other barriers and suggestions were noted, those mentioned above were considered to be the most prevalent themes across both discussions. The Division 38 Health Psychology Student Advisory Council would like to thank the panelists and the other participants for their insight. As the discussion needs to continue on, the next step is to consider how to put the suggestions into action."
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