Judith C. Holder, PhD, began her fellowship at Duke University on August 1, 1995. Dr. Holder received her PhD from Southern Illinois University in counseling psychology with an emphasis in stress management. She recently completed her APA-accredited internship at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia. As Duke's new OHP fellow, she looks forward to gaining experience in clinical treatment, organizational training and consultation, fitness-for-duty evaluation, critical incident debriefing, and prevention-wellness programs. She also plans to conduct research on minority occupational stress and coping issues, psychosocial factors in cumulative trauma, and workplace violence.
Ariel S. Levi, PhD, a part-time faculty member in the Department of Management at Wayne State University, began his OHP fellowship at Wayne State on September 1, 1995. Dr. Levi received his PhD from Yale University in social psychology. As an OHP fellow, he will continue work on a project begun by last year's OHP fellow, James W. Grosch, PhD. This research investigates the variables that predict the postoperative return to work and adjustment of individuals who have had coronary artery bypass surgery. Dr. Levi will also continue his research on diversity and affirmative action in the workplace. He will be working with Brian Lakey, PhD, and Mark Lumley, PhD, both of the Psychology Clinic and the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University.
The Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Fellowship Program is funded and administered through a cooperative agreement between APA and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The goal of this program is to train psychologists to apply psychology to the improvement of the safety, health, and well-being of workers. This is the second year that APA and NIOSH have offered these fellowships.