Public Interest Advisory Committee

Jenessa S. Price, PhD

PIAC Committee Chair

Dr. Price is a clinical neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the Division of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She directs the integrated Transplant Neuropsychology Clinic, which conducts neuropsychological evaluation as a component of the biopsychosocial assessment pre- and post-solid organ transplantation and utilizes findings to inform individualized recommendations relevant to the patient's health care goals. Dr. Price completed APA-approved doctoral training in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Cincinnati (PhD) and Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (Internship). She then completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School, specializing in neuroimaging and addiction.

The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN) PIAC is overseen by a chairperson who manages the activities of subcommittees, including Community Outreach, Diversity, Ethics, five SCN liaisons to APA Committees, and a set of ad hoc advisors. Details regarding the mission and goals of PIAC are provided below.

PIAC Goals

SCN PIAC facilitates the public education mission of SCN and communicates with other professions, psychologists, and the public with the following goals:

  1. Advance the general awareness of the scientific study and clinical application of brain-behavior relationships.
  2. Develop materials for the membership, for other professions, and to the general public as to the above.
  3. Function as liaisons to other professions and to the general public in this regard.
  4. Address public interest issues that are raised by the membership.
  5. Work with the APA Public Interest Directorate on issues that relate to clinical neuropsychology.
  6. Use the division’s communication resources to inform the membership in a timely manner of public interest-related issues and developments.

PIAC Mission

SCN’s PIAC mission is well-aligned with the mission of APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, which encourages the generation and application of psychological knowledge on issues important to human well-being.

In particular, SCN PIAC works to enhance scientific understanding and training to professional aspects pertaining to culture, class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and discrimination, and to support improving educational training opportunities for all.

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