Nomination of John S. Rolland, MD, MPH for the 2018 CFHA Don Bloch Award.

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Article provides the nomination of John S. Rolland, MD, MPH for the 2018 CFHA Don Bloch Award. John Rolland is the author of 70 journal articles and book chapters, and three books, translated into multiple languages, all focused on understanding the intersection of family function, illness, and health care. Google Scholar shows that his publications have been cited several thousand times, placing his intellectual contributions above 95% of all academic health care authors. John brought us an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of various diseases, their developmental course, and the potential for skew in relationships because of illness. He is a strong theoretician who brings his ideas to life through sharing his clinical experience as well as his own profound family experience to illustrate his points. John has supported service, training, and research through participation in grants focused on support for victims of ethnic cleansing, families and substance abuse, genetic testing and family involvement, and the impact of chronic and terminal illness on families. He is on the editorial board of three journals, all focused on families and health, and reviews submissions for many other journals. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)