and Social Research
Distinguished Professor Arthur Stone, PhD and Associate Professor Joan Broderick, PhD will leave Stony Brook on January 15, 2014 to take positions at the University of Southern California. Dr. Stone is the Director of the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Broderick is Program Director. Citing their many contributions to the field of behavioral medicine, department Chair Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD characterized their move as “a wonderful opportunity for them, but a great loss for us.”
Dr. Stone joined the department’s faculty in 1978 as a research scientist in the Long Island Research Institute. As he moved through the academic ranks, he made major contributions to the field of behavioral medicine, most notably with regard to the collection and analysis of self-reported experiences and the measurement of subjective well being. He has served as editor-in-chief of two of the field’s most prominent journals: Health Psychology and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. The National Academy of Science appointed him to chair an international panel to make recommendations about the use of measures of subjective wellbeing in shaping public policy.
Dr. Joan Broderick began her professional career as the Director of the University Marital Clinic. After 15 years in private practice she returned to Stony Brook to help establish a program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, then joined the faculty of the department as a clinic administrator. As the Program Director of the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Broderick played a key role in most of its projects. She made significant contributions to behavioral medicine through her studies of coping skills training for patients with osteoarthritis. For 14 years she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross where she was the Coordinator of Disaster Mental Health Services for Suffolk County.
In January the husband and wife team will join the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California where they will open a research institute on the measurement of self-reported experiences and wellbeing.