The American Academy of Health Behavior

 Academy Fellows 


    Fellows Directory 

New Fellows by Year: 

Each year, new Fellows will be recognized during the Annual Meeting.  The 2019 Fellows will be recognized during the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.

The application Deadline for the Fellows Class is DECEMBER 31 of each year.

Fellow Members are entitled to use the designation of FAAHB after their degrees if they are active members.
    How to Become an AAHB Fellow

    Fellow status is a special membership category granted to qualifying Full Members in recognition of significant contributions to the field of health behavior research and demonstrated involvement in AAHB. 


    1)    Five years of continuous membership as an AAHB Full Member
    2)    Authorship or co-authorship of at least 50 research publications which must be:
      a. In-print or "online ahead of print" (manuscripts in press or accepted are not eligible for consideration)
      b. Data-based (literature reviews, conceptual articles, policy manuscripts, or program descriptions without data    are not accepted)
      c. Published in National or International journals (state or regional journals are not eligible)

        Applicants should screen their journal list to ensure that predatory journals (as defined by Yale:, are not present on the list of manuscripts submitted to the council for review.

        3)    In addition, the applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:
        a. Presentation of at least 75 scientific papers at national or international professional meetings, or
        b. Receipt of at least $1.5 million (or U.S. dollar equivalents) in external research grants as a Principal Investigator PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), or
        c. Receipt of at least 25 external research grants as a PI or Co-PI, or
        d. Significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in health behavior, health education, or health promotion through research conducted and disseminated of such magnitude as to equal any of the other category  above.

          Also, each applicant for Fellow status needs the following:

          4)   Evidence of service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB, which must include:

          a. Having given an oral or poster presentation in person at a minimum of 3 AAHB annual conferences, and

          b. Service to or demonstrated involvement in AAHB through one or more of the following: holding an elected office; service on a committee, council, or task force; service on the current or prior journal in an editorial role or as an ad-hoc reviewer; program abstract reviewer; and/or other service or involvement not otherwise specified.  

            Please submit qualification materials via a CV, with the credentials you wish to be considered highlighted therein for ease of review. Please include a very brief cover letter that also delineates your qualifications relative to the stated requirements. Please email your complete application packet to for consideration by the Membership Council. 

            Revised: 11/19/19

            Effective date: 1/01/20

            Joanne Sommers, M.Ed.,CHES
            Executive Director 
            Phone: (419) 760-6020

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