Beatrice Lisabeth Wood, Ph.D. (b. 1947)
Dr. Beatrice Wood has contributed to the field of family therapy, family medicine, and pediatrics through her extensive research, teaching, and writing. Her work explores patterns in family systems and their relationship to child health, particularly in the context of long-term illnesses such as asthma. Her “Biobehavioral Family Model” has been an invaluable contribution to the understanding of the relationship between psychosomatics and family health. In addition, Dr. Wood has served as president of the Family Process Institute and has been on several editorial boards, including The Journal of Family Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Family Process, and the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy. She continues to present her work nationally and internationally. Her career has been remarkable because of its impact on several interrelated fields.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wood received...