Steven R. H. Beach
Distinguished Research Professor 2007
Steven Beach, Professor of Psychology and Director, Institute of Behavioral Research, is a leading world scholar in marital research and clinical psychology. He has provided groundbreaking research on the role of social relationships in improving the health and well-being of all Americans.Most recently his research has focused on strengthening family relationships to help address health disparities. Under his direction,UGA’s Institute of Behavioral Research has reached out to foster new forms of interdisciplinary research, including collaborations between behavioral and biological researchers to better capture emerging opportunities in fast-growing areas essential to the national research agenda. He is also credited by his peers with changing the study of marital processes in clinical psychology in important ways, including the development of sub-disciplines and methods that would not exist except for his leadership. His contributions were recognized in 2004 when he received the William A. Owens Award for an outstanding body of work in the social and behavioral sciences.
William A. Owens Award 2004