Association for Psychological Science Fellow

The Association for Psychological Science is home to thousands of leading psychological science researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students around the world. Fellows have made enduring contributions to the science of psychology through research, teaching, service, and/or application. 

2021-22 Honorees

Julie C. Bowker

Department of Psychology

Julie Bowker, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Child and Adolescent Relationships Laboratory at UB. Her research focuses on the roles that close interpersonal relationships play in social and emotional development and psychopathology during late childhood and early adolescence. She is especially interested in how peer relationships function as risk and protective factors in the lives of children and adolescents who are considered at risk for such internalizing and externalizing difficulties as anxiety, depression, and aggression. Bowker is a well-funded and prolific scholar as well as an excellent teacher. Her contributions have been recognized by numerous awards and honors including being named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2021. 

Jeffrey M. Lackner

Department of Medicine

Professor of medicine and chief of its Division of Behavioral Medicine, Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, is a leading authority on brain-body interactions underlying irritable bowel syndrome and other centralized pain disorders. His innovative research focuses on developing and testing brief nonpharmacological pain treatments, understanding how they work and for whom they are most effective. A prolific author with an exceptional record of National Institutes of Health funding dating to 1999, he has published more than 80 articles in medical and behavioral science journals, eight textbook chapters, and an award-winning trade book that brought his cutting-edge research to lay international audiences. Lackner’s work has informed clinical practice guidelines in the US, Europe, and Asia, all of which has earned him fellowship status in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, as well as the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and the American Gastroenterological Association in 2021 and 2022. 

Jamie M. Ostrov

Department of Psychology

Jamie Ostrov, PhD, is a professor of psychology and director of clinical training in the clinical psychology program at UB. Ostrov focuses on understanding the development of subtypes of aggression and peer victimization in young children. His current research examines the development and prevention of both forms (relational and physical) and functions (proactive and reactive) of aggression as well as bullying behaviors. He has published his scholarship in a variety of top, peer-reviewed journals including Child Development, Development & Psychopathology, and Psychological Review. Ostrov currently serves on four editorial boards and is a member of a National Institutes of Health study section. His contributions to the field of the science of psychology have been recognized by the Association for Psychological Science, which named him a fellow in 2021.

Michael J. Poulin

Department of Psychology

Michael Poulin, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and director of the Stress, Coping, and Prosocial Engagement (SCoPE) Lab. His research focuses on understanding the resources that people use to adjust to adversity, as well as what motivates people to respond to the adversity of others.  Both sets of phenomena have implications both for social processes in general as well as people’s mental and physical health. His work has been published in leading journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Health Psychology, the American Journal of Public Health, and Psychological Science. In 2021, Poulin was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in recognition of his outstanding research contributions.

Jennifer P. Read

Department of Psychology

A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, Jennifer Read, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology. A prolific scholar, Read’s research focuses on the individual and environmental factors that influence heavy and problematic substance use in young adults. This includes factors such as trauma and post-traumatic stress, personality, gender, affective state, cognitions, and social influences. Her current projects focus on alcohol-involved sexual assault. Her research has been supported by organizations that include the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Fahs-Beck Fund and the American Medical Beverage Foundation.

Mark D. Seery

Department of Psychology

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Mark Seery, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology. He studies stress and coping, with emphases on resilience, the self, and psychophysiology. His research incorporates a range of methodological approaches, including theoretically based psychophysiological measures such as the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat, which uses cardiovascular measures to reveal psychological experience in a motivated performance situation. His research has been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation for more than a decade. In addition, Seery is an excellent teacher who has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Undergraduate Psychology Association/Psi Chi four times.