About the Academy

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The Academy is based on the belief that the future growth and evolution of the health behavior research rests on a strong commitment to conducting and disseminating quality research. With a critical eye toward the future, four stewards forge a new course for the field built on a distinctive set of conceptual underpinnings:

  1. A perceived need to establish a meritocracy that acknowledges the competitive nature of the research environment, challenges members to produce quality research, and recognizes outstanding research contributions.
  2. To advance evidence-based practice that is produced from practice-based evidence.
  3. The need to mentor new health behavior researchers.
  4. The desire to overcome partisan,protective agendas of traditional disciplines by stimulating multi-disciplinary research and learning.
  5. The Academy informs and educates scholars about the latest in research innovations and focuses on quality research through its professional meetings and publications.

Joanne Sommers, M.Ed.,CHES®
Executive Director 
Phone: (419) 760-6020
Email:  aahb.jsommer@gmail.com

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