Two Women Scholars Honored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Barbara Baquero, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, and Heather M. Derry, a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, received 2021 Leading the Narrative Awards from the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The award, given by the society to two scholars each year, recognizes community engagement and successfully communicating behavioral science to the general public.

Dr. Baquero researches the design and implementation of community-based interventions to reduce health disparities and advance health equity among underserved populations. Dr. Baquero is a graduate of Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where she majored in clinical psychology. She holds a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in health behavior from San Diego State University.

Dr. Derry’s research focuses on the ways that stress impacts health and healthcare experiences among people with chronic conditions, including cancer and HIV. Dr. Derry is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Univerity. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Ohio State University.

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