The American Academy of Health Behavior

Breakfast Roundtables

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The Monday and Tuesday breakfast roundtables offer an opportunity to meet, have breakfast, and network with leaders in health behavior research.  

All participants are invited to the roundtables!

Several roundtables are especially designed for first-time conference attendees, new or junior members, students, and anyone wanting to learn about ways to become more involved in the Academy! 

We hope you will take this opportunity to introduce yourself and let us know who you are. Each of the tables will be facilitated by senior members of the American Academy of Health Behavior or selected AAHB Award Recipients, Workshop Facilitators, and Panelists. 

Monday, March 11, 2019    7:30 am - 8:30 am

Location: Mezzanine Level


Tables #1 and #2

Category:  Get More Involved with the Academy

Title:  Opportunities to Get More Involved With AAHB

Presenters:  Current and Past AAHB Presidents
If you are new to AAHB, or ready to get more involved in AAHB, this is definitely a round table for you.  Meet current and past AAHB Presidents to learn more about the academy and how you might get involved. Bring your questions! 
Moderator: Anna Greer, Sacred Heart University
Table #3

Category:  Research Communication

Title:  Making your Science Accessible

Presenters:  Lara Mckenzie,  Katie Dolphin
Discuss training and strategies for sharing your research succinctly with various audiences. Topics to include: Identifying the level of your audiences’ knowledge; building context; laddering complex ideas for clearer understanding, and showcasing what is possible.
Moderator: Matthew Smith, Texas A&M
Table #4

Category:  Research Productivity

Title: Managing and Analyzing Data with Stata

Presenter: Matthew Rossheim, George Mason University 
Have you ever wondered which statistical program the "best" one for you to learn and conduct your study? Are you ever hesitant to learn a syntax-based statistical program? We would like to share our experiences as an everyday Stata user and talk about the benefits of using Stata. We would also like to hear any questions about experimenting/using Stata that you may have.
Moderator: Hsien-Chang Lin, Indiana University
Table #5

Category:  Research Productivity

Title: Making Time to Write

Presenter: Mark Reed, San Diego State University
Making writing part of your daily or weekly routine is one method of increasing your research productivity. This roundtable will include a discussion of the barriers to productive writing, the myths around why academics and researchers have such a hard time writing, and tips to increase your writing productivity. Please bring what works for you to share with others!
Moderator: Erika Thompson, University of North Texas
Table #6

Category:  Diversity

Title:  Diversity and Equity in Workplace Settings 

Presenter: Wenhua Lu, Rutgers University
The diversity of a university’s faculty and staff influences its strength, productivity, and intellectual personality. This round table will facilitate discussions around benefits and challenges of diversity in academic settings, strategies to handle unconscious assumptions and biases, policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and resources for underrepresented faculty and staff (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, women, LGBT). 
Moderator:  Mary Steinhardt, The University of Texas at Austin
Table #7

Category:  Advancing Your Career

TitlePreparing for a Career After Grad School

Presenters: Amanda Wilkerson, University of Oklahoma; Wura Jacobs, California State University

For many students, preparing and planning for a career after graduate school is a process that is delayed until dissertation is nearing completion. Unfortunately, that approach is inefficient in today’s job market. Join us to explore and learn about career options available to you as a health behavior scientists and how to prepare for them. You will hear from academy members and how they successfully prepared for and landed their diverse jobs.

Moderator: Sarah Maness, University of Oklahoma
Table #8

Category:  Advancing Your Career

Title:  Finding Your Dream Job and the Stages Along the Way

Presenters:  Rose Marie Ward, Miami University
This panel brings together faculty at various stages of their career from different types of institutions (e.g. R1, teaching, research emerging, industry) to discuss the expectations of these different institutions in terms of research, teaching productivity, what makes applicants marketable/competitive for positions at these different types of institutions, what qualities help an individual assess their fit, and more generally what faculty at these different institutions think students and potential applicants need to know prior to applying or accepting a position. This would provide a unique opportunity for preparing, connecting, networking, and helping students understand the nuances and expectations of different types of institutions.
Moderators:  Lauren Bartoszek, Miami University; Sarah Griffin, Clemson University; Shevon Harvery, Texas A&M

Note: All other tables will be OPEN for general networking, not labeled with a number.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019    7:30 am - 8:30 am

Location: Mezzanine Level

Note: All other tables in the room will be OPEN for general networking, not labeled with a number.    


Tables #1 and #2

Category:  Get More Involved with the Academy

Title:  Opportunities to Get More Involved With AAHB

If you are new to AAHB, or ready to get more involved in AAHB, this is definitely a round table for you.  Meet current and past AAHB Presidents to learn more about the academy and how you might get involved. Bring your questions! 
Moderator: Sarah Griffin, Clemson University
Table #3

Category:  Research Communication

Title:  How to Get Your Research Recognized

Presenter: Matthew Rossheim, George Mason University
Working with the press can help with agenda setting that improves public health. This round table will explain why and how to effectively publicize your research. Information covered will include questions to ask yourself about the newsworthiness of your study findings as well as media venues, steps and tips to publicizing your work.
Moderator: Matthew Smith, Texas A&M
Table #4

Category:  Research Productivity

Title: Managing and Analyzing Data with Stata

Presenter: Hsien-Chang Lin, Indiana University
Have you ever wondered which statistical program the "best" one for you to learn and conduct your study? Are you ever hesitant to learn a syntax-based statistical program? We would like to share our experiences as an everyday Stata user and talk about the benefits of using Stata. We would also like to hear any questions about experimenting/using Stata that you may have.
Moderator: Lauren Bartoszek, Miami University
Table #5

Category:  Research Productivity

Title: Creating and Managing Your Research Team

Presenter: Elaine Borawski, Case Western Reserve University
This roundtable focuses on the skills and abilities needed to effectively create and manage a research team working together towards a common research goal.  Discussions will focus on such topics as: establishing and communicating standards of performance and behavior; training your research team; team meetings, assessing overall progress, and input from the group; anticipating and resolving group conflict; group motivation and providing a collective sense of purpose and evaluation and accountability. Bring your best practices and your questions.
Moderator:  Amanda Wilkerson, University of Oklahoma
Table #6

Category:  Research Productivity

Title:  Making Time to Write

Presenter: Mark Reed, San Diego State University
Making writing part of your daily or weekly routine is one method of increasing your research productivity. This roundtable will include a discussion of the barriers to productive writing, the myths around why academics and researchers have such a hard time writing, and tips to increase your writing productivity. Please bring what works for you to share with others!
Moderators: Erika Thompson, University of North Texas; Sarah Maness, University of Oklahoma
Table #7

Category:  Diversity

TitleDiversity and Equity in Classroom Settings 

Presenters: David Seal, Tulane University 
Academia does not exist within a social vacuum; neither do our students. This round table will introduce strategies and pedagogical tools to protect equity and diversity in the classroom.  Topics will include teaching controversial issues in public health (e.g., racism, welfare policy, gender discrimination), creating “safe spaces” for open communication, facilitating difficult dialogues, dealing with microaggressions in the classroom, etc.  
ModeratorWura Jacobs, California State University
Table #8

Category:  Advancing Your Career

Title: Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Process: Tips for Success

Presenters:  Adam Knowlden, University of Alabama
One of the most important milestones of one’s academic career is securing promotion and tenure. This roundtable will include tips from AAHB faculty who were recently promoted. Topics will include: navigating the academic pathway, preparing your dossier, institutional policies and regarding this process, teaching philosophy statements, external letters, the mid-probationary review, the institutional decision-making process, etc. Bring your questions! 
Moderator:  Mary Steinhardt, The University of Texas at Austin
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