January 4, 2008|
By Eric Ackerman / Katherine Elder
Linda Gallo Honored by American Psychological Association
Linda C. Gallo, psychology professor, was one of two recipients tied for the "outstanding contributor" in Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in area of health psychology, by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Linda Gallo
As the history of this award indicates, it is an outstanding accolade for scientific achievement.
The APA is the primary group representing psychologists both academically and in the field. The awards ceremony will be held at the APA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August 14-17,
Gallo has worked for SDSU since 2001. Her current studies include Project REACH (Relationships, Emotions, and Cardiovascular Health), the San Diego Women's Health Study, and Cardiovascular Responses to Recalled Racism/Discrimination. Her research interests encompass socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, psychosocial factors and health outcomes in patient populations, psychosocial factors and interpersonal experiences in cardiovascular stress responses, and gender and women's health.
Gallo received a B.A. in psychology from Southern Illinois University, an M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, also in clinical psychology.