Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture: Positive Affect Intervention to Help People Cope with Health-Related Stress: Progress, Promise, and Lessons Learned
Judith Moskowitz
Northwestern University

The International Positive Psychology Association’s Positive Health and Wellness Division gives the “Contributions to Positive Health” Award to recognize individuals with long and distinguished careers who have made a notable impact on the field of positive health. The Award at the 5th World Congress will go to Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Director of Research at the Northwestern Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Trained as a social psychologist, she studies the impact of positive emotion on adjustment to health-related and other life stress. She is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded trials of a positive emotion skills intervention that aims to improve psychological and physical well-being. Her research team is currently conducting trials of the intervention in people coping with various types of health related stress including dementia caregivers, those living with elevated depressive symptoms or type 2 diabetes, and people newly diagnosed with HIV.