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Psychological and Brain Sciences professor named APS Fellow

Associate professor Sherecce Fields has been honored as an Association for Psychological Sciences Fellow for her work in the field.

By Hannah LeGare ’19

Sherecce Fields

Sherecce Fields, associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been honored as an Association for Psychological Sciences Fellow (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.

From the APS website, “fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. Candidates [are] considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution.”

Fields is recognized by her work on behavioral health and interventions. 

“Sometimes you get so bogged down in the day-to-day grind that you don’t recognize the effects of your contributions,” said Fields. In this recognition, she feels validated that her work is making an impact in science globally.

Fields attributes her success to the support and collaboration she finds in the College of Liberal Arts. “[In the College,] people are contributing their knowledge to solving global issues from multiple research perspectives.”

Fields’s research benefits from the multiple perspectives found in the College. Her research seeks to analyze the understanding of factors that contribute to the initiation and maintenance of poor health behaviors. Her goal is to help others live better lives. 

“I hope that in the end, I will have contributed to increased access and use of health care for all groups and improved health for our county, state, and country.”

Read more about Fields’s work here