Halkitis Awarded APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology

Perry Halkitis,professor and associate dean for research and doctoral studies at NYU Steinhardt, has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2010 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career).

The award is made by APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, and recognizes psychologists who have made distinguished contributions to the public interest that advance psychology as a science and a profession. Halkitis will receive a $1,000 honorarium and present an address at the 2010 APA Convention in San Diego, California.

Halkitis is co-editor of Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Approaches (Informa Healthcare, 2006) and HIV+Sex: The Psychosocial and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seriopositive Gay and Bisexual Men’s Relationships (APA, 2005). SciTech Book News called Methamphetamine Addiction ‘a comprehensive look at the methamphetamine epidemic.’

Halkitis serves as director of Steinhardt’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), an HIV, substance abuse, and mental health, behavioral research center that is focused on the well-being of all people.

To learn about methamphetamine addiction and read an interview with Perry Halkitis visit Steinhardt’s Inside Books. To read a review of Halkitis’ book,Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences visit APA’s PsycCritiques.